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MY ARCHITECT AT MICA -- The Oscar-nominated documentary My Architect, filmmaker Nathaniel Kahn's autobiographical account of his efforts to understand his late father, famed architect Louis Kahn, will be shown Thursday in the Maryland Institute College of Art's Brown Center, 1301 Mount Royal Ave. The film, which was up for a 2003 Best Documentary Oscar, tags along with Nathaniel Kahn as he visits some of his father's buildings (including the Salk Institute in La Jolla, Calif., and the National Assembly in Bangladesh). Louis Kahn died in 1974, when Nathaniel was 9. The 7 p.m. screening in the Brown Center's Falvey Hall is free and open to the public. Information: www.mica.edu or 410-225-2300.

AT THE REGINALD F. LEWIS MUSEUM -- Director Orlando Bagwell will be in town Monday for a screening of his 2004 documentary, Citizen King, at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture, 830 E. Pratt St. Bagwell's film, co-directed by Noland Walker, focuses on the last five years of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s life and includes interviews with historians (including Baltimore's own Taylor Branch) and many people who knew and worked with the civil rights leader. Admission is free for the 7 p.m. screening; seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The event is co-sponsored by the museum and the Maryland Film Festival. Information: 410-752-8083 or www.mdfilmfest.com.

OZUFEST CONTINUES -- The Charles Theatre's infatuation with the movies of Japanese director Yasujiro Ozu continues tomorrow with a noon screening of 1947's Record of a Tenement Gentleman (Nagaya shinshiroku). In the film, a young boy abandoned by his parents is taken in by an old woman who at first complains about the imposition but soon comes to appreciate the child. Encore showings are scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday and 9 p.m. Thursday. Admission: $6. Information: thecharles.com or 410-727-FILM.

OTTO PREMINGER REMEMBERED -- Director Otto Preminger is remembered as a great director, a crusader against censorship and one of Hollywood's most memorable characters. With the centennial of his birth upon us (or not ... records differ as to whether he was born in Vienna in 1905 or 1906), the American Film Institute offers a six-week retrospective beginning tomorrow at its Silver Theatre, 8633 Colesville Road in Silver Spring. First up is Laura (1944), the story of a police detective (Dana Andrews) who becomes obsessed with a portrait of a dead woman while trying to solve her murder. Showtimes are 3:30 p.m. tomorrow, 4:45 p.m. Monday and 6:40 p.m. Thursday. The series continues through Feb. 23 and includes the films Fallen Angel, Daisy Kenyon, Where the Sidewalk Ends, Angel Face, The Moon Is Blue, The Man With the Golden Arm, River of No Return, Bonjour Tristesse, Carmen Jones, Anatomy of a Murder, Advise & Consent, Exodus and Bunny Lake Is Missing. Information, dates and showtimes: afi.com or 301-495-6700.

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