Ida Lupino, best known for playing tough-talkers in ’40s film noirs and celebrated as a pioneering woman director back when there were far fewer women allowed to make movies than there are now (and there still aren’t anywhere near enough), would’ve turned 100 this year. This weekend, Baltimore low-key celebrates her work with screenings of three of the spare and scrappy thrillers she directed.
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Leon Vitali, actor and assistant to Stanley Kubrick, to take part in Q&As before ‘Barry Lyndon’ screenings
The words “enigma” and “mystery” are often linked with director Stanley Kubrick, the legendary filmmaker whose work, confounding as it sometimes was, has been embedded into popular culture and inspired legions of devotees to parse over every detail for hidden messages and symbols.
Next month, Baltimore cinephiles will get to hear from one of the people with the greatest insight into Kubrick’s method and genius, Leon Vitali, the Parkway Theatre announced today.
Event pick: The Parkway screens ‘Alice,’ a dark, stop motion puppetry-filled adaptation of Carroll’s classic tale
Disney’s 1951 classic “Alice in Wonderland” was plenty strange on its own, presenting a twisted, but vibrant and somewhat sweet take on Lewis Carroll’s tale of the little girl who falls down the rabbit hole.
“Anyone who has ever been privileged to direct a film also knows that, although it can be like trying to write ‘War and Peace’ in a bumper car in an amusement park, when you finally get it right, there are not many joys in life that can equal the feeling.”
Stanley Kubrick made this analogy while accepting the Directors Guild of America’s most prestigious honor, the D.W. Griffith Award, in 1997, two years before his death.