Cinema Sundays going strong

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Cinema Sundays at the Charles opens its 40th series this weekend with The Rape of Europa, a documentary from Richard Berge, Nicole Newnham and Bonni Cohen that chronicles how the Nazis plundered art treasures during World War II, and how art historians have struggled to ensure pieces are returned to their original owners. Showtime is 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the Charles, 1711 N. Charles St. Tickets are $15; 10-film memberships are $110. Information: 410-727-FILM or

Series comes to close

The Charles Theatre's film noir revival series concludes this weekend with Otto Preminger's Angel Face (1952). Showtime at the Charles, 1711 N. Charles St., is noon tomorrow, with encores set for 7 p.m. Monday and 9 p.m. Thursday. Tickets are $6 tomorrow, $8 other times. Information: 410-727-FILM or

Chesapeake Film Fest

The Chesapeake Film Festival, a new group dedicated to bringing cutting-edge movies, documentaries and shorts to the Eastern Shore, holds its inaugural event tomorrow night with an 8 p.m. screening of War/Dance, a documentary about Ugandan children who face down the ugly realities of their war-torn lives with song. The evening starts with a 6 p.m. reception, followed at 8 p.m. by the film, which will be shown at Easton's Avalon Theatre, 42 E. Dover St. War/Dance directors Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine will host a Q&A; afterward. Tickets are $75 for the reception and premiere, $25 for the premiere only. Information: chesapeakefilmfes or 410-822-5089.

See 'Chicago 10'

The Fall Film Series, co-sponsored by the Maryland Film Festival and the Maryland Institute College of Art, continues Tuesday with Chicago 10, the Baltimore premiere of Brett Morgen's 2007 documentary about the trial of the "radicals" tried for their roles in staging demonstrations at the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago. Showtime is 7 p.m. in Falvey Hall at MICA's Brown Center, 1301 Mount Royal Ave. Tickets are $10 (free to Friends of the Festival and MICA students, faculty and staff), $25 for a pass to the festival's 12 remaining films. Information and tickets: or 410-752-8083.

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