Towson student show opens Monday

The Baltimore Sun

The 2007 Towson University Student Media Arts Festival, a showcase for student-created films, begins Monday with screenings of documentaries and experimental films, plus those centering on dance, in the auditorium of Van Bokkelen Hall on the TU campus, 8000 York Road. On Thursday, the emphasis will be on TV shows, news, public service announcements and commercials, plus corporate and music videos. More screenings are set for April 27 and April 30, with a reprise showing of the best works set for May 5. All film programs begin at 7 p.m. Admission is free. Information: 410-704-3755 or

April in Baltimore

The Enoch Pratt Free Library's central library, 400 Cathedral St., invites Charm City to celebrate April in Paris (or at least its cinematic equivalent) this weekend with Audrey Hepburn, starring in Stanley Donen's Funny Face (1957). Hepburn stars with Fred Astaire in this musical tribute to the world of high-fashion photography. Hepburn plays a model working with photographer Dick Avery (Astaire, channeling Richard Avedon), and everything happens to the beautiful melodies of George and Ira Gershwin. Showtime is 3 p.m. tomorrow in the library's Wheeler Auditorium. Admission is free. Information: or 410-396-5430.

At the Charles

The Charles Theatre's Ingmar Bergman retrospective continues tomorrow with 1975's The Magic Flute (Trollflojten), his filmed adaptation of the Mozart opera, centering on young lovers and conflicted loyalties. The film stars Birgit Nordin, Irma Urrila, Josef Kostlinger and Ulrik Cold. Showtime is noon tomorrow, followed by encores at 7 p.m. Monday and 9 p.m. Thursday. Tickets are $6 tomorrow, $8 other times. Information: 410-727-FILM or

Dreaming of designs

"Dreaming of Eames," a celebration of the husband-and-wife designing team of Charles and Ray Eames, who also made a series of short films chronicling their work, is slated for 8 p.m. Thursday at Westnorth Studio, 106 W. North Avenue. A selection of their films will be shown as part of the evening. Tickets are $3. Information: 410-962-1475 or

A look at Goldwater

Mr. Conservative: Goldwater on Goldwater, Julie Anderson's documentary on one of the founding fathers of American conservatism, is this weekend's scheduled Cinema Sundays at the Charles feature. The 2006 film includes interviews with politicians and pundits, from Al Franken to George Will. Showtime is 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the Charles, 1711 N. Charles St., preceded by 45 minutes of no-additional-charge coffee and bagels. Tickets are $15. Information: 410-727-FILM or

For the sake of art

The 2007 Baltimore Jewish Film Festival continues Sunday with The Rape of Europa, a 2006 documentary on the Nazis' looting of European art treasures during World War II, and how efforts continue to have those paintings and other works returned to their rightful owners. Showtime is set for 2 p.m. at the Walters Art Museum, 600 N. Charles St. Walters director Gary Vikan will serve as host for the screening. Tickets are $9. Information: 410-542-4900, ext. 239 or

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