Documentary sheds light on youth violence

The Baltimore Sun

As part of this weekend's Viva Brazil! celebration, director Mari Gardner's Violence Next Door: Growing Up in the Favela and the Hood, will be shown at 7:30 tonight at the Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., in the old Patterson Theater. The film includes footage shot by youngsters from Baltimore and Rio de Janeiro, showing their worlds and trying to dispel some of the stereotypes they live under. Showtime is 7:30 p.m., and tickets are $7, $5 for alliance members and students. Information: 410-276-1651 or

Brotherly conflict

Charles Burnett's My Brother's Wedding, a 1983 film centering on one brother's continuing conflict with his upwardly mobile sibling, will be shown Thursday at the Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave. The screening is part of the alliance's "Midnight Rambles," a film series exploring African-American films of the 1970s and 1980s. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $7, $5 for alliance members, students and Friends of the Festival members. Information: or 410-276-1651.

Groove is in the heart

Sheila E., Run DMC, New Edition, Kurtis Blow and the Fat Boys are among the musical talent featured in director Michael Schultz's Krush Groove (1985), a film based on the early days of Def Jam Records. Blair Underwood plays the manager trying to score a recording contract for his client, Run DMC. Showtime is 2 p.m. tomorrow in the Wheeler Auditorium of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, 400 Cathedral St. Admission is free. Information: 410-396-5430 or

Vietnam protesters

Chicago 10, director Brett Morgen's documentary study of the Vietnam War protesters put on trial for disrupting the 1968 Democratic convention in Chicago, is this weekend's Cinema Sundays feature. Showtime is 10:35 a.m. Sunday at the Charles Theatre, 1711 N. Charles St., preceded by 50 minutes of no-extra-charge coffee and bagels. Tickets are $15. Information: 410-727-3456 or

Spellbinding cinema

The Charles Theatre's six-month retrospective of the films of Alfred Hitchcock continues this weekend with 1945's Spellbound, starring Ingrid Bergman as a psychiatrist trying to get to the bottom of what ails an amnesiac (Gregory Peck). The film won an Oscar for its Miklos Rozsa score and was nominated for Best Picture, Best Director (the second of Hitchcock's five losses, this time to Billy Wilder for The Lost Weekend) and Best Supporting Actor (Michael Chekhov). Showtime at the theater, 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: 410-727-3456 or

Global warming

Everything's Cool, a documentary from Daniel B. Gold and Judith Helfand that was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at last year's Sundance Film Festival, will be shown Tuesday as part of the Maryland Film Festival's spring series. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. at the Maryland Institute College of Art's Brown Center, Falvey Hall, 1301 Mount Royal Ave. Tickets are $10, free for Friends of the Festival and MICA students. Information: 410-752-8083 or

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