Seasonal films at the Senator

December 14, 2007|By Chris Kaltenbach | Chris Kaltenbach,SUN REPORTER

The Senator Theatre's annual holiday twin bill, with proceeds going to the Maryland Food Bank, is set for Sunday. It's a Wonderful Life, with Jimmy Stewart getting a healthy dose of holiday self-worth, courtesy of the good folks of Bedford Falls, will show at 11 a.m., 3:45 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., while Alastair Sim's take on that classic humbug Scrooge, A Christmas Carol, will show at 1:45 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Admission is $6, or $6 worth of nonperishable food. The Senator is at 5904 York Road. Information: 410-435-8338 or senator.com.

You'll get a kick ...

A documentary on Hong Kong's long tradition of martial-arts films, Chop Socky: Cinema Hong Kong, will be shown for free at 6 p.m. Monday at the Enoch Pratt Free Library's Southeast Anchor branch, 3601 Eastern Ave. Information: prattlibrary.org/calendar or 410-396-1580.

Holiday fare

A program of classic holiday films continues through Dec. 25 at the American Film Institute's Silver Theatre, 8633 Colesville Road in Silver Spring. This weekend's films are It's a Wonderful Life (7 p.m. today, 1 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. tomorrow, 4:45 p.m. Sunday) and The Muppet Christmas Carol (5 p.m. today, 3:45 p.m. tomorrow, 2:45 p.m. Sunday). For a complete schedule and ticket prices: afi.com/silver. Call 301-495-6720.

Golden oldies

Also at the Silver, a 10th anniversary tribute to Rialto Pictures, a New York-based distributor of foreign and vintage films, runs through Jan. 10. The tribute kicks off tomorrow with an 8:20 p.m. showing of Alberto Lattuada's 1962 Mafioso, a mob film as black comedy that greatly influenced a young Francis Ford Coppola, who, 10 years later, would release his own mob opus, The Godfather. Other showings in the next week are set for 9:30 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Also showing are Carol Reed's inimitable 1949 film The Third Man (7 p.m. Tuesday) and Robert Bresson's 1967 Mouchette (1 p.m. Sunday, 9:45 p.m. Monday, 9:10 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. Complete schedule and ticket prices: afi.com/silver. Information: 301-495-6720.

chris.kaltenbach@baltsun.com

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