With the Dalai Lama

A Q&A

October 19, 2007|By Chris Kaltenbach | Chris Kaltenbach,Sun reporter

Rick Ray's 10 Questions for the Dalai Lama, a documentary that uses as its centerpiece a one-hour interview with the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people, will be shown at 7 p.m. Sunday and 7:30 p.m. Monday at Your Prescription for Health Learning Center, 10210 S. Dolfield Road in Owings Mills. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door, if available, or by calling 410-356-2169. Information: spiritualpath@mindspring.com or 410-581-9022.

A film for the `Cure'

Adventures for the Cure, narrated by three-time Tour de France winner Greg Lemond, documents a 6,500-mile cross-country bicycle trip that raises money for the American Diabetes Association and Kupenda for the Children, which benefits African children with disabilities. A benefit screening will be shown at 3 p.m. tomorrow at the Senator, 5904 York Road. Tickets are $10, with all the money going to the ADA and Kupenda. Information: senator.com or 410-435-4338.

Ricki Lake's `Business'

Actress and former talk-show host Ricki Lake, the original Tracy Turnblad, will be at the Senator on Tuesday to host a 7:30 p.m. benefit showing of The Business of Being Born, a documentary about maternity care in the U.S. Lake, the film's executive producer, will join director Abby Epstein for a pre-film reception and post-film discussion. Tickets are $20 general admission, $100 for VIP seating that includes the pre-film reception. The Senator is at 5904 York Road. Information: baltimorebirthnet.org or 410-435-4338.

A classical music rivalry

Milos Forman's 1984 Amadeus, the Oscar-winning movie about rival composers in 19th-century Austria - the gifted Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the hard-working, if somewhat more pedestrian, Antonio Salieri - will be shown at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Towson University's Van Bokkelen Hall auditorium. The free screening is part of the department of electronic media and film's fall film series, Music/Musicians/Musicals. James Anthony of Towson's music department will be on hand to introduce and discuss the film. Information: 410-704-3755 or towson.edu/emf.

Dogs, `Off the Chain'

Off the Chain, a 2005 documentary on underground dog-fighting and the American pit bull terrier, will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Washington's E Street Cinema, E and 11th streets N.W. The film was produced by actor Bobby J. Brown, who appeared in The Wire and The Corner, two series written by Sun alumnus David Simon and set on the streets of Baltimore. The screening is part of the Black Docs Film Series, sponsored by the Next Generation Awareness Foundation. Tickets are $11 and $15. Information: urbanfilmseries.com.

`Kiss Me,' dodge the fruit

A free 3-D screening of the 1953 musical Kiss Me Kate, which - among other extra-dimensional delights - includes fruit bring tossed at the audience, is on tap for 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Charles, 1711 N. Charles St. The film is the last in a series of 3-D films shown, courtesy of the Maryland Film Festival, as part of Free Fall Baltimore. Information: 410-752-8083 or md-filmfest.com.

A look at the Black Panthers

Director Jens Meurer's 1999 documentary Public Enemy, a visit with original Black Panthers Kathleen Cleaver, Bobby Seale, Jamal Joseph and Nile Rodgers as they struggle to remain true to their revolutionary ideals, will be shown free at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Falvey Hall at the Maryland Institute College of Art's Brown Center, 1301 Mount Royal Ave. The screening is part of Free Fall Baltimore and MICA's coming Black Panther Rank & File exhibit, running Nov. 8-Dec. 16, and is co-sponsored by MICA and the Maryland Film Festival. Information: 410-752-8083 or md-filmfest.com.

Local horror film premiere

Book of Lore, a horror film from Baltimore filmmakers Chris LaMartina and Jimmy George, will have its local premiere at 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Charles, 1711 N. Charles St. The film, which was named best horror feature at last month's ShockerFest International Film Festival in Modesto, Calif., stars Baltimore actor Aj Hyde as a guy who discovers the brutal killing of his girlfriend is connected to a string of bizarre murders. Tickets are $12. Information: myspace.com/bookoflore.

Russian `Stalker' at Charles

Russian Fantastik Cinema, the Charles Theatre's revival series devoted to Russian fantasy and science-fiction films, continues this weekend with Andrei Tarkovsky's Stalker (1979), the story of two men in search of a room where something awaits them. (Cryptic, yes, but so is the movie.) Showtime is noon tomorrow at the Charles, 1711 N. Charles St., with encores set for 7 p.m. Monday and 9 p.m. Thursday. Admission is $6 tomorrow, $8 other times. Information: 410-727-3456 or thecharles.com.

chris.kaltenbach@baltsun.com

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