David Arquette, Thomas Jane in town

Local Screenings

Local Screenings

April 13, 2007|By Chris Kaltenbach | Chris Kaltenbach,Sun Reporter

David Arquette and Thomas Jane will appear Sunday at the Senator Theatre for a showing of their movie, The Tripper, with all proceeds going to the theater's preservation fund.

Arquette's directorial debut watches as a serial killer obsessed with President Ronald Reagan sets his sights on a concert that has drawn a group of latter-day twentysomething hippie-types. The group includes Jaime King, Elijah Wood, Balthazar Getty and Jason Mewes, while the concert's host is played by Paul Reubens. Jane, a Baltimore native best known for starring in The Punisher, gets to be the town sheriff.

Tickets are $8 for the 7:30 p.m. screening. Arquette and Jane will conduct a post-film Q&A.

Also at the Senator, Luke Meyer and Andrew Neel's 2006 documentary, Darkon, will be screened at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow, with proceeds going to the theater's preservation fund. The film follows a group of men and women dedicated to a full-contact role-playing game in medieval garb. The directors and many players will be available for discussions. The festivities, including demonstrations, begin at 1 p.m. Tickets are $10.

The Senator is at 5904 York Road. Information: 410-435-8338 or senator.com.

See `Ugetsu' free

Set in war-ravaged 16th-century Japan, director Kenji Mizoguchi's Ugetsu follows two peasants (Masayuki Mori and Sakae Ozawa) who set out in search of fame and riches but find neither. The 1953 film, one of the first Japanese films to be shown prominently in the West, will be the subject of tomorrow's Filmtalk at the Enoch Pratt Free Library, 400 Cathedral St. Showtime for the free screening is 10 a.m. in the Wheeler Auditorium, with discussion to follow. Information: 410-396-5430 or www.prattlibrary.org.

Bergman to be shown

The Charles Theatre's Ingmar Bergman retrospective continues with the Swedish director's Oscar-winning Cries and Whispers. The 1972 film stars Bergman mainstays Ingrid Thulin and Liv Ullmann as two women caring for their sister (Harriet Andersson) while flashing back over their not-always-exemplary lives. Showtime at the theater, 1711 N. Charles St., is noon tomorrow, with encores set for 7 p.m. Monday and 9 p.m. Thursday. Tickets are $6 tomorrow and $8 other times. Information: 410-727-FILM or thecharles.com.

Portrait of Ellington

The Jazz Film Series at An die Musik Live, 409 N. Charles St., continues Tuesday with a film portrait of Duke Ellington, including an award-winning 1965 concert film, a collection of shorts made for video jukeboxes and Symphony in Black, a nine-minute 1935 film featuring a young Billie Holiday. Showtime is 7 p.m., and tickets are $8. Information: 410-385-2638 or andiemusiklive.com.

Stepping off the gas

A film series spotlighting environmental issues, sponsored by the Chesapeake Sustainable Business Alliance, concludes Monday with Who Killed the Electric Car?, Chris Paine's 2006 documentary on the puzzling fate of General Motors' EV1, which was pulled off the road despite its popularity and eco-friendly potential. Showtime is 6 p.m. at the American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Highway. Admission is $8, $6 for alliance members. Information: 410-342-1482 or csballiance.org.

Religious reels

"Reel Spirituality," films from the 2006 Sundance Film Festival that focus on religious issues, continues tonight with Julia Kwan's Eve and the Fire Horse. The film, in English and Cantonese, looks at how different religious beliefs can co-exist within individuals and society. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. at the Towson Unitarian Universalist Church, 1710 Dulaney Valley Road. Admission is free. Information: 410-825-6045 or towsonuuc.org.

Female perspectives

"She Said, She Said," a series of movies by contemporary female writer-directors, sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions Office of Cultural Affairs, continues Wednesday with Nicole Holofcener's Friends With Money. The 2006 film stars Jennifer Aniston as an out-of-work singleton pitied by her three rich friends (Joan Cusack, Frances McDormand and Catherine Keener). Showtime is 7:15 p.m. in the Mountcastle Auditorium of the Preclinical Teaching Building, 725 N. Wolfe St. Admission is free. Information: 410-955-3363 or jhoca.org.

chris.kaltenbach@baltsun.com

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