Charles to screen 'Of Flesh and Blood'

THE BALTIMORE SUN

"Of Flesh and Blood," a dark comedy by UMBC filmmaker Jeff Mentges, will be screened tonight at 7:30 and 9:30 at the Charles Theatre.

The film was inspired by the life of pornographic-film star John Holmes, who succumbed to drug addiction and died of AIDS in 1988. Mr. Mentges has described it as "an anti-drug, anti-porno film." It does not contain explicit nudity or sex scenes, but does include profanity and violence.

The 25-year-old director made the movie for just $15,000, using non-professional actors and handling much of the production work himself.

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