Cinema Sundays to commence 41st season

Local screenings

January 04, 2008|By Chris Kaltenbach | Chris Kaltenbach,Sun reporter

The 41st season of Cinema Sundays kicks off this weekend at the Charles, 1711 N. Charles St., with Spanish director Juan Antonio Bayona's The Orphanage. The film stars Belen Rueda as Laura, a woman who purchases the orphanage in which she was raised, with an eye toward running it as a home for disabled children. But when strange things start happening in the house, including her son's increasing obsession with an invisible friend, it's time to call in the parapsychologists. Showtime is 10:35 a.m. Sunday, preceded by 50 minutes of no-extra-charge coffee and bagels. Tickets are $15; 10- and five-film memberships are available for $110 and $65, respectively. Information: 410-727-3456 or cine masundays.com.

Six months of Hitchcock

The Charles Theatre's six-month retrospective of the films of Alfred Hitchcock continues tomorrow with 1936's Sabotage, starring Sylvia Sidney as a wife who little suspects that her husband (Oscar Homolka) is an anarchist with murderous intent. Showtime is noon tomorrow, with encores set for 7 p.m. Monday and 9 p.m. Thursday. Tickets are $6 tomorrow, $8 other times. Information: 410-727-3456 or thecharles.com.

Jazz on the big screen

An die Musik Live, 409 N. Charles St., has scheduled an encore presentation of last fall's Jazz Film Series, running Wednesdays this month. Next week's feature is a film portrait of Miles Davis from 1959, featuring concert footage of the Miles Davis Quintet with the Gil Evans Orchestra, plus interviews. Other performers captured on film include John Coltrane, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers and Jimmy Cobb. Showtime is 7 p.m. Wednesday, and tickets are $8. Information: 410-385-2638 or andiemusiklive.com.

He said, she said

Who's the Mack?, from directors Stephen McClain, Tony Lloyd and O'Neil McDaniels, is a documentary about relationships and how men and women relate - or don't. The film, shot in five cities and featuring "expert" commentary from a psychologist, a radio host and a pimp, will be shown at 8 tonight at the Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave. Tickets are $8, $6 for alliance members. Information: 410-276-1651 or creativealliance.org.

chris.kaltenbach@baltsun.com

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