A PAGE OF MADNESS (1926)

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 / 7:30pm 2640 Space 2640 Saint Paul Street Baltimore, MD 21218 Occasional Symphony gives its flagship Halloween show featuring the 1926 Japanese silent horror film A Page of Madness directed by Teinosuke Kinugasa. Occasional Symphony along with Kerry Holahan, soprano, will provide a live soundtrack to the silent film featuring classical favorites and world premieres of compositions by Nicholas Bentz, Joshua Bornfield, Douglas Buchanan, Haley Olsen, and Alexa Rinn. Come in costume! Please follow and like us:

THIS ONE’S FOR THE LADIES @ Baltimore International Black Film Festival

“An exuberant, sexy and sex-filled romp of a movie” -Hammer To Nail “Outrageously funny and raunchy!” –Fandor.com “The ‘Paris Is Burning’ of underground male strippers” -The Stranger Hands down, the Best Ladies Night movie of 2018! Winner of a 2018 SXSW Special Jury Recognition Award for Best Cast,  This One’s For The Ladies takes you into the underground world of exotic male entertainment. Yes it’s hilarious. Yes it’s sexy. Yes it’s LGBTQ friendly. And, Yes it’s a little raunchy. But somewhere along the way this award-winning movie pivots into a conversation about race, class, family, community and sisterhood. “To describe […]

Paternal Rites at Creative Alliance – Filmmaker Jules Rosskam

Directed by filmmaker Jules Rosskam, Paternal Rites screens Friday, September 21st, from 8 to 10:30 pm, at Creative Alliance (3134 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore). Tickets for Creative Alliance members are $7 in advance and $10 at the door, and $10 in advance for non-members, $13 at the door. Tickets are available online at http://creativealliance.org/events/paternal-rites.   Please follow and like us:

The Miseducation of Cameron Post

The highly anticipated coming-of-age drama THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST opens at the SNF Parkway Theatre in Baltimore on Friday, August 17!   From writer/director Desiree Akhavan (Appropriate Behavior) and based on the celebrated novel by Emily M. Danforth, The Miseducation of Cameron Post follows the titular character (Moretz) as she is sent to a gay conversion therapy center after getting caught with another girl in the back seat of a car on prom night. Run by the strict and severe Dr. Lydia Marsh (Ehle) and her brother, Reverend Rick (Gallagher Jr.) — himself an example of how those in the program […]

WAMMFest: 11th International Women and Minorities in Media Festival (Shorts Film Festival)

  2 days, 50+ short films, 25+ countries! Come celebrate inclusive films, media, and filmmakers. The 11th International Women and Minorities in Media Festival (WAMMfest) comes to Towson University with 5 film blocks plus filmmaker panels, and more. We’ll screen the best of an international call that includes animations, comedies, documentaries, music videos, and narratives PLUS the popular Virtual Reality block. WAMMFest’s mission is to promote and celebrate inclusive films, media, and filmmakers from all categories of race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and age. Schedules and run-times for the short films are on wammtu.com. Tickets can be purchased at http://wammtu.com/attend/get-tickets.  #wammtu #datenight #filmfest […]

WAMMFest: 11th International Women and Minorities in Media Festival (Shorts Film Festival)

  2 days, 50+ short films, 25+ countries! Come celebrate inclusive films, media, and filmmakers. The 11th International Women and Minorities in Media Festival (WAMMfest) comes to Towson University with 5 film blocks plus filmmaker panels, and more. We’ll screen the best of an international call that includes animations, comedies, documentaries, music videos, and narratives PLUS the popular Virtual Reality block. WAMMFest’s mission is to promote and celebrate inclusive films, media, and filmmakers from all categories of race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and age. Schedules and run-times for the short films are on wammtu.com. Tickets can be purchased at http://wammtu.com/attend/get-tickets.  #wammtu #datenight #filmfest […]

The Most Entertaining Films of 2017

A bent take on the year in cinema You’ll hear a lot of different opinions about the movie year of 2017. Some people think it was an absolute crap year for film, some will point out the few truly great films of the year, and some will call it an average year. I’ll call it average. There were quite a few films I enjoyed (and for the record there are a lot of 2017 releases I’ve yet to see), but there were few films that fall into my “I’d watch that again” category. Some films unexpectedly caught me off guard, […]

Italian Rhapsody

Call Me By Your Name is a slow burn of longing and desire A new film is getting a lot of buzz right now not only for its awards possibilities, but for its subject matter as well. Call Me By Your Name, based on the novel by André Aciman, stars Timothée Chalamet (also getting notice for his role in Lady Bird) as Elio, a 17-year-old living in a small town in Northern Italy with his parents. His father (Michael Stuhlbarg) is an antiquities and archeology professor, and each summer for six weeks the family hosts a visiting grad student to […]

Love Comes in All Forms

Especially in Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water After some big, big movies featuring Gothic horror (Crimson Peak) and giant robots battling giant monsters (Pacific Rim), director Guillermo del Toro returns to the smaller, fairy-tale films that first brought him widespread acclaim (think The Devil’s Backbone and Pan’s Labyrinth) with The Shape of Water, a very unusual romance film. Please follow and like us: