Reel footage of songstress Billie Holiday

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A film portrait of Billie Holiday, including most of the movie and TV footage of the singer known to exist, will be shown Wednesday at An die Musik Live, 409 N. Charles St. The clips date from 1935 through 1957 and include a jam session with Duke Ellington. There is also an audio interview with a young Mike Wallace and a performance of the legendary "Strange Fruit." Showtime is 7 p.m., and tickets are $8. Information: 410-385-2638 or andiemusik

Self-help onscreen

You Can Heal Your Life: The Movie, a film centering on the life and philosophy of self-help advocate Louise L. Hay, will be shown at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow and 7 p.m. Sunday at Your Prescription for Health's Learning Center, 10210 S. Dolfield Blvd. in Owings Mills. Admission is free, but reservations are suggested. Information: 410-581-9022 or e-mail spirit

Free 'Bourgeoisie'

A free showing of Luis Bunuel's 1972 The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, an absurdist rumination on the difficulty of sitting down and enjoying a hearty dinner and an Oscar winner for best foreign language film, is set for 8 p.m. Thursday at the Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive. The screening is next month's entry in the BMA's First Thursday film series. Information: 443-573-1700 or art

More Hitchcock

I Confess, starring Montgomery Clift as a Catholic priest who hears a killer's confession and winds up as a suspect himself, is this weekend's entry in the Charles Theatre's exhaustive Alfred Hitchcock revival series. The 1953 film also stars Anne Baxter and Karl Malden. Showtime is noon tomorrow at the Charles, 1711 N. Charles St., 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

La Scala opera series

The final screening of Gaetano Donizetti's Maria Stuarda, filmed at Milan, Italy's famed La Scala opera house, is set for 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the Charles, 1711 N. Charles St. Tickets are $21. The viewing includes an introduction by WBJC-FM's Jonathan Palevsky. Information: 410-727-3456 or

Cinema Sundays

Director Zak Penn's The Grand, a comedy set at a high-stakes poker tournament, closes the 41st season of Cinema Sundays. The film's ensemble cast includes Shannon Elizabeth, Mike Epps, Judy Greer, Dennis Farina, Woody Harrelson, Werner Herzog and Cheryl Hines. Showtime is 10:35 a.m. Sunday, preceded by 50 minutes of no-additional-charge coffee and bagels. Tickets are $15. Information: 410-727-3456 or cine

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