Opportunities are available in the coming week for area film buffs. Mark these three events on your daily calendar:
The Heritage Museum of African Americans in Film will present a screening of the 1924 Oscar Micheaux silent film "Body & Soul," with live keyboard accompaniment by Baltimore musician William "Bill" Cummings, tomorrow at the Baltimore Museum of Art, Art Museum Drive at North Charles and 31st streets. Tickets ZTC are $30 and proceeds will benefit the building fund. The Heritage Museum is scheduled to open this summer at 5 W. North Ave. For more information, call 410-764-0184.
The Human Rights Watch Global Showcase International Film Festival starts Monday with a screening at noon of "The Betrayed," Clive Gordon's 1995 documentary about the
Russia-Chechnya war, as told through the mothers of Russian conscripts. The series of films selected from the annual Human Rights Watch Film Festival in New York will continue through March 28. Films include the award-winning "Fear and Learning at Hoover High" (about the effect on one Los Angeles school of Proposition 187, outlawing social spending on illegal immigrants); "Blacks and Jews," about the coalitions and misunderstandings between those two groups; and "Waco: The Rules of Engagement," the Oscar-nominated documentary about the 1993 standoff between the federal government and the Branch Davidians. All films will be shown on videotape at the East-Wing Auditorium, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Hygiene Building, 615 N. Wolfe St. Tickets cost $3 ($1 for students, $2 for Johns Hopkins employees), and will be available at the door 30 minutes before show time. Call 410-534-6267 for details.
The Mansion Theater continues to celebrate the anniversary of its film and video program on Tuesday with "Euro Underground," a collection of films and videos from Bulgaria, Italy and the Czech Republic, at 7: 30 p.m. Suggested donation: $2. Call the Mansion hot line at 410-243-5307 to confirm screenings. The theater is at 4201 York Road at 42nd Street.
Pub Date: 3/19/98