Starting Friday, the Senator Theatre will run a weeklong series of films from the Library of Congress' National Film Registry. Opening night will feature an 8 p.m. screening of Orson Welles' classic "Touch of Evil" (1958), starring Charlton Heston and Janet Leigh as a honeymooning couple caught in a nightmarish web of corruption in a Mexican border town, preceded by Bugs Bunny in the 1957 cartoon "What's Opera, Doc?" The films will be introduced by cinematographer Allen Daviau.
Twenty-five more films will be shown throughout the week, including Gordon Parks' "The Learning Tree," John Huston's rarely seen documentary "The Battle of San Pietro," F.W. Murnau's "Sunrise," the labor documentary "Salt of the Earth" and "The Searchers." The series ends May 14; this is the tour's only stop in Maryland so don't miss your chance to see these cherished films on the big screen.
The Senator is at 5904 York Road. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under and seniors 65 and older. No children under 5 admitted. Daily admission entitles viewer to see one film or all films on the same day. For information about what's playing and when, call 410-323-1717. .
Pub Date: 5/07/98