VISIONARY CINEMA -- Stanley Kramer's 1967 Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, starring Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn as lifelong liberals whose convictions are tested when their daughter brings home a black man (Sidney Poitier) as her fiance, will be Thursday's offering in the American Visionary Art Museum's weekly summer movie series, "Flicks From the Hill." Movies can be viewed from Federal Hill, across Key Highway from the museum. If it rains, the movie will be shown in the museum's Tall Sculpture Barn. Showtime is 9 p.m. There is no charge for the film or for admission to the museum between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m., but donations are appreciated. The museum is at 800 Key Highway. Information: avam.org or 410-244-1900.

FREE ALTMAN FILMS -- Director Robert Altman, whose fabulous A Prairie Home Companion opens in theaters today, is being celebrated this summer in a free Wednesday evening film series sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions Office of Cultural Affairs. This Wednesday's offering is 1992's The Player, Altman's scathing indictment of the banality of much of what goes on in Hollywood. The films stars Tim Robbins, Greta Scacchi, Fred Ward, Whoopi Goldberg and a host of others. Showtime is 7:15 p.m. in the Mountcastle Auditorium at the Preclinical Teaching Building, 725 N. Wolfe St. Admission is free, as are the cookies and coffee. Information: 410-955-3363 or jhoca.org.

ACTION AT BELVEDERE SQUARE -- A monthly series of concert films shown outdoors at Belvedere Square, on Belvedere Avenue east of the intersection with York Road, kicks off tomorrow night with Jonathan Demme's 1984 Stop Making Sense, featuring The Talking Heads. Showtime is 8:30 p.m. The free screenings are sponsored by Belvedere Square and The Senator Theatre. Information: senator.com or 410-435-8338.

CINEMA SUNDAYS -- The Devil and Daniel Johnston, director Jeff Feuerzeig's documentary visit with the manic-depressive singer-songwriter, is this weekend's scheduled film for Cinema Sundays at the Charles. Showtime is 10:35 a.m. at The Charles Theatre, 1711 N. Charles St., preceded by 45 minutes of no-extra-charge coffee and bagels. Tickets are $15. Information: 410-727-FILM or cinemasundays.com.

LEGAL ISSUES FOR INDIE FILMMAKERS -- A workshop on legal issues faced by independent filmmakers is scheduled for 2 p.m. tomorrow at The Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave. Put together by Maryland Lawyers for the Arts, the workshop will address such issues as when you need permission to use people, property, artwork, photographs or media clips; when you need to use union members instead of your friends; to copyright or not to copyright; and obtaining music rights. The panel will include entertainment attorney Scott Johnson; Jack Gerbes of the Maryland Film Commission; Kathi Ash, locations supervisor for the state of Maryland; and Jane Love of the Screen Actors Guild. The workshop fee is $30, $25 for CA members. Information: creativealliance.org or 410-276-1651.


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