Youngsters' films at the Patterson

Local Screenings

December 01, 2006|By Chris Kaltenbach | Chris Kaltenbach,Sun Reporter

Videos made by youngsters from Reservoir Hill will be screened Thursday at the Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave. The short films include one featuring animated food and another centering on a straightforward discussion between area youth and the police. If that isn't enough to attract you, consider this: The evening includes food! Dinner will be served at 7 p.m., with the films starting one hour later. Tickets are $15, free for young people accompanied by a paying adult. Call 410-276-1651 or visit creativealliance.org.

Cinema Sundays

Writer-director Ned Armfield's Candy, starring Heath Ledger and Abbie Cornish as a pair of heroin addicts heading nowhere but down, is this weekend's scheduled Cinema Sundays feature at the Charles Theatre, 1711 N. Charles St. Showtime is 10:35 a.m. Sunday, preceded by 45 minutes of no-extra-charge coffee and bagels. Tickets are $15. Information: 410-727- FILM or cinemasundays.com.

Samurai at the Pratt

Samurai Saturdays, three successive Saturdays of 1970s Japanese action flicks, kicks off tomorrow at the Enoch Pratt Free Library. The first feature will be 1973's Lady Snowblood (Shurayukihime), starring Meiko Kaji as a young woman born in a Japanese prison and raised from childhood to avenge a vicious attack on her family. (The film was a major inspiration for Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill series.) Showtime is 2:30 p.m. tomorrow in the Wheeler Auditorium, 400 Cathedral St. Admission is free. Information: epfl.net/events or 410-396-5430.

Pizza!

Pizza Palace, from local writer-producer Kyriakos Marudas, tells the story of a young Greek-American on a journey of self-discovery that leads straight to the neighborhood Pizza Palace. Much of the film was shot on location at Samos Restaurant on Oldham Street. Showtimes are 7 and 9:30 tonight at the Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave. Admission: $10, $8 for CA members. Information: creativealliance.org or 410- 276-1651.

Movies at the BMA

The director's cut of Jean-Pierre Melville's Le Cercle Rouge (1970), featuring three French jewel thieves (Yves Montand, Alain Delon and Gian Maria Volante) and the cat-loving police superintendent (Andre Bourvil) who's determined to catch them, will be shown Thursday. The screening will be at the Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive. In a write-up for The New Yorker, Sun movie critic Michael Sragow referred to the film as "Hardboiled karma! A deluxe piece of heist film engineering! A virtuoso display!" Showtime is 8 p.m., and admission is free. Call 410-573-1832 or visit artbma.org.

Christmas classics

All-day sceenings of two Christmas classics, Frank Capra's It's a Wonderful Life (1946) and Brian Desmond Hurst's A Christmas Carol (1951) are set for Dec. 10, at the Senator Theatre, 5904 York Road, with proceeds benefitting the Maryland Food Bank. Showtimes for It's a Wonderful Life are 11 a.m., 3:45 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., with A Christmas Carol set for 1:45 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Admission is $5 in either cash or nonperishable foods. Information: 410-435-8338 or senator.com.

chris.kaltenbach@baltsun.com

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