Don’t Miss the Hopkins Film Festival

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catch of the day fish (2)Is Johns Hopkins trying to steal the Maryland Film Festival’s thunder? Probably not. It would be pretty hard at this point to outshine what’s become one of our city’s annual cultural highlights. But JHU does present its own four day film festival every year, and their selection of carefully-curated features, shorts, documentaries, animations, and experimental works from emerging filmmakers can be just what you need to prime yourself for the MFF a couple of months from now. Or to simply get you through these last dreary winter days.

Of course, since it’s Hopkins, there’s educational fare too– nightly 35MM film screenings that serve as a  crash-course on Hollywood history. These films will begin with cinema’s silent origins and go all the way through today’s postmodern madness. Tonight’s Hollywood history screening will be of Lawrence of Arabia. Then, throughout the weekend, you can take in new indie flicks such as Kung Fu Lesson, Omo Child, and Jesus Town, USA. Admission to all events is free for those with a Hopkins ID, or only $20 for an entire weekend pass. Want a tasty little preview? Check out their trailer.

The remaining events of the JHU FIlm Festival will be held at the Hopkins Homewood Campus. For a full festival line-up and more information, visit jhufilmfest.com.



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