The Johns Hopkins Annual Film Festival, sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Film Society, begins tomorrow. The rest of the movies will be shown Shriver Hall on the Hopkins Homewood Campus. The festival highlights films from independent, international, and student filmmakers, seeking to promote the films and careers of visionary filmmakers via a highly selective showcase of about 20 films. Organizers have selected a few important, influential films to be screened on 35MM prints.
The feature presentations this year include Vincent Gallo’s original and disarming triple crown of indie filmmaking, Buffalo ‘66 (1998), at The Charles Theater (with a special dinner-and-a-movie deal presented by the festival and Lost City Diner), Arthur Penn’s brilliant milestone in American cinema, Bonnie and Clyde (1967), Albert Magnoli’s glorified-music-video of a cult classic, Purple Rain (1984), starring Prince, and Edward Sedgwick’s silent classic The Cameraman (1928), starring Buster Keaton. This is a rare opportunity to watch these films projected on 35MM on the third-largest screen in Maryland.
In addition to these feature presentations, we have our best submissions showcase yet; there will be several shorts programs and features that include films originating from local filmmakers in Baltimore to filmmakers across the globe, including Austria and Korea. The lineup for this year’s fest is impressive, with some films already boasting several notable festival appearances, including SXSW and CPH:DOX premieres.
Admission to the festival is free for Johns Hopkins students and affiliates with an I.D (excluding the Buffalo ’66 screening at The Charles). For the public, screening passes are $5, day passes are $10, and festival passes are $20. Tickets are available at any show. For more information and a complete schedule of the fest, visit The Johns Hopkins Film Fest website at http://www.jhufilmfest.com/.
All events (excluding Opening Night at The Charles) will take place in Shriver Hall Auditorium on the JHU’s Homewood campus, 3400 N. Charles St. in Baltimore, MD.
Schedule of feature 35MM films:
Thursday, February 13th
7:00pm Buffalo ‘66 (Gallo, 1998), at The Charles Theater – Partnership with Lost City Diner on this screening for a dinner and movie night special
Friday, February 14th
8:00pm Bonnie and Clyde (Penn, 1967), Shriver Hall
Saturday, February 15th
10:00pm Purple Rain (Magnoli, 1984), Shriver Hall
Sunday, February 16th
5:00pm The Cameraman (Sedgwick, 1928), starring Buster Keaton, 2/16 at 5pm, Shriver Hall
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