He takes the money and runs

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The Bank Job, this weekend's Cinema Sundays feature, stars Jason Statham as a small-time bank robber who seizes the opportunity of a lifetime: a job that could put him on easy street. But the heist turns out to be a lot more complicated -- and perilous -- than he expected. Showtime is 10:35 a.m. Sunday at the Charles, 1711 N. Charles St., preceded by 50 minutes of no-additional-charge coffee and bagels. Tickets are $15. Information: 410-727-3456 or cinemasundays.com.

Civil rights documentary

Documentary filmmaker Laura J. Lipson's Standing on My Sisters' Shoulders, the story of the female veterans of the civil rights movement in Mississippi during the 1950s and '60s, will be shown at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture, 830 E. Pratt St. The screening is free with paid admission to the museum. Information: 443-263-1800 or africanamericanculture.org.

Duke Ellington tribute

"Duke Ellington: A Film Portrait," including selections from two movies scored by the composer and orchestra leader (1959's Anatomy of a Murder and 1961's Paris Blues), will be presented Wednesday at An die Musik Live, 409 N. Charles St. The program starts at 7 p.m., and tickets are $8. Information: 410-385-2638 or andiemusiklive.com.

Hitchcock's 'Notorious' film

The Charles Theatre's 25-film Alfred Hitchcock retrospective continues tomorrow with 1946's Notorious, with Cary Grant as a spy after South American Nazis; Ingrid Bergman as the woman he loves, but not so much that he won't use her as a pawn to get at them; and Claude Rains as the primary object of his pursuit. A note for trivia buffs: Hollywood censors forbid a kiss between Grant and Bergman's characters to last for more than a few seconds. Hitchcock got around the directive by having them kiss for just a few seconds at a time, one right after another. What a scoundrel that Hitch was! Showtime at the Charles, 1711 N. Charles St., is noon tomorrow, with encore screenings set for 7 p.m. Monday and 9 p.m. Thursday. Tickets are $6 tomorrow, $8 other times. Information: 410-727-3456 or thecharles.com.

Maryland Film Festival

The Maryland Film Festival's spring film series continues next week with a pair of screenings. Monday's offering is Federico Fellini's Oscar-winning La Strada (1954, 1956 in the U.S.), with Anthony Quinn as a roadshow strongman and Giulietta Masina as the young woman he bought to be his assistant and companion. On Tuesday, Easton's Doug Sadler will present his 2005 film Swimmers, the story of a young girl growing up on the Eastern Shore amid a family that's falling apart and a way of life that's disappearing. Showtime for both films is 7:30 p.m. in Falvey Hall at the Maryland Institute College of Art's Brown Center, 1301 Mount Royal Ave. Tickets are $10, free for MICA students, faculty and staff and Friends of the Festival members. Information: 410-752-8083 or mdfilmfest.com.

At the 'Car Wash'

Director Michael Schultz's Car Wash (1976), an ensemble comedy about comings and goings at a city car wash, will be shown Thursday at the Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., as part of its "Midnight Rambles" series focusing on black cinema of the 1970s and '80s. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $7, $5 for alliance members, students and Friends of the Festival. Information: 410-276-1651 or creativealliance.org.


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