Senator Screens Music Films This Weekend

April 17, 2009|By CHRIS KALTENBACH

Some of the best music of the rock 'n' roll era will be featured at the Senator Theatre this weekend, as owner Tom Kiefaber continues to mark the coming end of his family's 70-year run as owners and operators of the North Baltimore landmark.

Jonathan Demme's 1984 Stop Making Sense, a concert film capturing the Talking Heads at their creative peak, will play at 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, followed at 10:30 p.m. by Francois Girard's 1994 Secret World Live, featuring Peter Gabriel in concert. Admission for either or both movies is $5.

Saturday and Sunday will also feature screenings of D.A. Pennebaker's 1986 Monterey Pop (2:45 p.m.), with astonishing live footage of Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and The Who, plus The Beatles in Richard Lester's 1965 Help! (4:15 p.m.). Tickets are $5 per film.

The weekend will include free 1 p.m. screenings of Baraka, as part of the 13th annual Belvedere Springfest.

In addition, there will be evening screenings through Sunday of two documentaries from local directors: Charles Cohen and Joseph Matthew's 2002 T he Last Season: The Life and Death of Memorial Stadium (6 p.m.) and Steve Yeager's 1998 Divine Trash (7:15 p.m.), a look at the early career of John Waters. Admission for one or both movies is $5.

Information: senator.com or 410-435-8338.

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