See 'Shrek' outdoors in Dundalk

Baltimore's outdoor movie season kicks off tomorrow with an 8:30 p.m. screening of Shrek the Third in Dundalk, at the Patapsco Masonic Lodge, 2 Trading Place (next to Heritage Park) and behind the old Strand Theatre. The movie is free, and vendors will sell food. Pre-show entertainment begins at 7:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Dundalk Renaissance Corp. Information: 410-2982-0261.

'Screen Painters'


The Screen Painters, a 1988 documentary on the Baltimore folk art of screen painting, will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave. in the Patterson Theatre (where the film had its premiere 20 years ago). Admission is $5. Information: 410-276-1651 or

Coens' 'Blood Simple'


A film series spotlighting the work of Joel and Ethan Coen, sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions Office of Cultural Affairs, continues Wednesday with 1984's Blood Simple, a twisted modern film noir, complete with scheming husbands and two-timing wives. John Getz, Frances McDormand, Dan Hedaya and M. Emmett Walsh star. Showtime is 7:15 p.m. in the Mountcastle Auditorium of Hopkins' Preclinical Teaching Building, 725 N. Wolfe St. Admission is free. Information: 410-955-3063 or

Stay out of the water

The Charles Theatre's Alfred Hitchcock retrospective continues this weekend with 1964's Marnie, starring Tippi Hedren as a thief with some serious psychological problems (including a fear of water) and Sean Connery as a psychiatrist determined to help. Showtime is noon tomorrow at the Charles, 1711 N. Charles St., with encores at 7 p.m. Monday and 9 p.m. Thursday. Tickets are $6 tomorrow, $8 other times. Information: 410-727-3456 or

Sunday at the Charles

Constantine's Sword, documentary filmmaker Oren Jacoby's take on former priest James Carroll and his controversial look at the dark side of Christianity, is this weekend's scheduled Cinema Sundays offering. Showtime is 10:35 a.m. 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