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Baltimore Women's Film Festival Announces 2008 Dates


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The second annual

is close to announcing its upcoming schedule. Festival creators

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are once again using an advance screening to promote the festival a few weeks prior to the official event in an effort to drum up word of mouth for the festival itself, which runs Oct. 23-26, with 50 percent of all ticket sales going to the

at Johns Hopkins.

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This year's advance screening coincides with the "Crafty Docs and Swap," a joint venture between the Baltimore Women's Film Festival and the

that offers a craft-supply swap and a presentation of documentary programs that examine women involved in DIY arts: Mary Dalton's

--with Ms. Dalton in attendance--Deborah Hiestand's "Grandma Goth," and Elizabeth Sher's "Bella Bella," about California artist

. The evening's feature program is director Michael Whelan's

(pictured), a documentary about five San Francisco women who juggle being working artists and wives, mothers, and professionals.

Crafty Docs and Swap runs noon-10:30 p.m. Sept. 14 at the

. Tickets are $10 and $8 for Creative Alliance members or attendees who arrive with craft supplies to trade.

Details about this year's festival programming will be announced in the near future.

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