`Halloween' treat at theaters

Local screenings

October 27, 2006|By Chris Kaltenbach | Chris Kaltenbach,Sun Reporter

Halloween, the low-budget 1978 film that spawned the slasher sub-genre of horror films, returns Monday for a two-day run at selected theaters. Billed as Original Halloween, the limited engagement includes new interviews with members of the film's cast and crew, as well as with Rob Zombie, whose Halloween 9 is scheduled for release next fall. Area theaters screening Halloween include the Regal Bel Air Cinema 14 in Abingdon (410-569-8276) and the UA Snowden Square Stadium 14 in Columbia (410-872-0676).

Silent frights

Nosferatu, a classic of the silent cinema that's still as creepy as ever, plays tonight (with live musical accompaniment) at the American Film Institute's Silver Theatre, 8633 Colesville Road in Silver Spring. F.W. Murnau's 1922 film stars Max Schreck as an Eastern European vampire about to be unleashed on a helpless London; the boat voyage across the English channel alone is worth the price of admission. Showtimes are 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Admission: $20, $15 for AFI members, $5 for children 12 and younger. Information, times and tickets: afi.com or 301-495-6720.

Cinema Sundays

Writer-director Patrice Chereau's Gabrielle, starring Isabelle Huppert and Pascal Greggory as a couple whose marriage is threatened by the discovery of an embarrassing letter, is this weekend's Cinema Sundays at the Charles feature. Showtime at the Charles, 1511 N. Charles St., is 10:35 a.m., preceded by 35 minutes of no-extra-charge coffee and bagels. Tickets are $15. Information: 410-727-FILM or cin emasundays.com.

Focus on cinematography

The Maryland Film festival's "Focus on Cinematography" film series continues Monday with Street Fight, director-cinematographer Marshall Curry's 2005 documentary after an especially contentious mayoral race in Newark, N.J. Curry will introduce the film and discuss it afterward. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. in Falvey Hall at the Maryland Institute College of Art's Brown Center, 1301 Mount Royal Ave. Admission is free. Information: 410-752-8083 or mdfilmfest.com.

`African-American Lives'

Free screenings of the PBS documentary African-American Lives have been set for the next three Wednesdays beginning at 7 p.m. at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture, Pratt and President streets. The four-part series traces the genealogy of eight guests using a variety of resources, including oral histories and DNA analysis. Parts of the series will be shown each night, followed by panel discussions. Information: 443-263-1800 or africanamerican culture.org.

chris.kaltenbach@baltsun.com

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