Gonzo documentary at the Charles

June 27, 2008|By Chris Kaltenbach | Chris Kaltenbach,Sun reporter

The Spring 2008 Cinema Sundays series wraps this weekend with documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney's Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson. Former Cinema Sundays programmer Gabe Wardell, now executive director of Independent Media Artists of Georgia, Etc. (IMAGE), and organizers of the annual Atlanta Film Festival will be on hand for the introduction and post-film discussion. Showtime at the Charles, 1711 N. Charles St., is 10:35 a.m. Sunday, preceded by 50 minutes of no-additional-charge coffee and bagels. Tickets are $15. Information: 410-727-3456 or cinemasundays.com.

Fun flicks for kids

The AMC Summer Movie Camp, offering film lovers $1 movies every Wednesday morning through Aug. 6, continues next week with 2007's PG-rated The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep. Participating AMC theaters include the Columbia Mall 14 and Owings Mills 17. Showtime is 10 a.m., and all proceeds (excluding taxes) go to Variety - the Children's Charity and the Will Rogers Institute. Information: amctheatres.com/smc.

Music and a film

A series of free outdoor films on the Johns Hopkins University's Homewood campus continues tonight with Joe Johnston's 1999 October Sky, based on NASA scientist Homer Hickam's memoir of growing up in a West Virginia coal-mining town and seeing the stars as his best avenue of escape. Showtime is 8:30 p.m., with pre-show entertainment provided by August starting at 7:30 p.m. Films are shown outside Gilman Hall on the campus, 3400 N. Charles St. In case of rain, the film will be shown in the nearby Shriver Auditorium. Information: jhu.edu/summer/films or 410-516-4548.

'O Brother' on the hill

Flicks From the Hill, the American Visionary Art Museum's outdoor film series, continues Thursday with Joel and Ethan Coen's 2000 comedy O Brother, Where Art Thou?, a variation on Homer's Odyssey starring George Clooney, John Turturro and Tim Blake Nelson as Depression-era escaped convicts searching for hidden treasure. Showtime is 9 p.m., and the films are viewable from Federal Hill. The movie is free, as is admission to the museum, at 800 Key Highway, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on movie nights. Information: avam.org or 410-244-1900.

Opera on screen

A final showing of Giacomo Puccini's La Rondine, filmed at Milan, Italy's famed La Scala Opera House, is set for Sunday at the Charles, 1711 N. Charles St. Showtime is 7 p.m., with an introduction and discussion beginning 30 minutes earlier. Tickets are $21. Information: 410-727-3456 or thecharles.com.

Free 'Giant Peach'

A free screening of Henry Selick's 1996 James and the Giant Peach, adapted from the book by Roald Dahl and featuring music by Randy Newman, is set for 3 p.m. Sunday at the Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave. in the old Patterson Theatre. Popcorn and soda will be available for $1. Information: 410-276-1651 or creativealliance.org.

chris.kaltenbach@baltsun.com

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