`The Wrath of God' visits AFI Silver

Local Screenings

March 02, 2007|By Sarah Kickler Kelber | Sarah Kickler Kelber,Sun reporter

It's a rich week at the AFI Silver. Starting today, Werner Herzog's 1972 Aguirre, The Wrath of God is shown in an exclusive new 35 mm print in honor of the film's 35th anniversary. Klaus Kinski, Herzog's muse and "best fiend," stars as Don Lope de Aguirre, leading a Spanish expedition in search of El Dorado along the Amazon in the 16th century.

Tomorrow through Wednesday, the Cinema Tropical festival continues with Young Rebels, the first movie from Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, the team behind Oscar-nominated Half Nelson. Rebels is a documentary following hip-hop groups in Cuba over the course of a summer fraught with drama.

The "Shakespeare in Cinema" series continues with Chimes at Midnight Wednesday through March 11. Orson Welles directs and stars in this 1965 film marrying Shakespeare's dramas and historical text to depict Sir John Falstaff, the knight errant, from about 1400 to 1413.

The theater is at 8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. For tickets, showtimes and other information: 301-495-6720 or afi.com/silver.

Towson University series

Towson University's Looking at Jazz, America's Art Form Film Series continues Tuesday night at 8 with a screening of Lady Day: The Many Faces of Billie Holiday. Holiday's tragic background has been well-detailed elsewhere, but this documentary instead focuses on her music. A discussion follows. The screening is at the university's Center for the Arts, Room 3080, 8000 York Road. Admission is free. Information: 410-704-2787.

Bergman continues

The Virgin Spring (1959), the harrowing tale of a young woman's murder and the revenge exacted on the perpetrators by her parents, is this weekend's entry in the continuing Ingmar Bergman revival series at the Charles Theatre, 1711 N. Charles St. Showtimes are noon tomorrow, 7 p.m. Monday and 9 p.m. Thursday. Tickets are $6 tomorrow, $8 other times. Information: 410-727-3456 or thecharles.com.

Basketball documentary

The Heart of the Game, a documentary about a girls high school basketball team in Seattle, will be shown Thursday at the Howard County Library's East Columbia branch, 6600 Cradlerock Way. The library is screening newly released DVDs this month, finishing up with Wordplay on March 15. Showtime Thursday is 7 p.m., and admission is free. Information: 410-313-7700.

sarah.kelber@baltsun.com

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