Fueled by artistic expression and limited only by their runtime, short films transcend traditional storytelling. They are a significant and popular way artists can connect with audiences. From documentary to animation, narrative to experimental, the abbreviated form is made for risk-taking. The Festival has always treated short films with the highest regard and gives a home to both established and new filmmakers with shorts for audiences to discover and celebrate.
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Join us for an exclusive first look preview of Dark City Beneath The Beat, a musical documentary highlighting the rising Baltimore club music and dance culture.
Rhythmic and raw, Dark City Beneath the Beat directed by TT The Artist, is an audio visual experience re-imagining the narrative of Baltimore, a city rising above social and economic turmoil to develop a vibrant and close knit community for the arts through it’s homegrown sound Baltimore club music.
Sprout Films returns to the Columbia Festival of the Arts for an evening of poignant, beautiful, humorous and thought provoking short films featuring people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Sprout Flim Festival showcases films related to the field of developmental disabilities, fulfilling its mission to make the invisible visible.Ten (10) films will be featured. Post-screening Q&A with Sprout Founder and Executive Director, Anthony Di Salvo.
Lola Hahn discovered the story of her family’s Holocaust experience only after reading Schindler’s List by Thomas Keneally. The book was filled with familiar names and, in part, told the story of her own mother and aunts. Join us for this very special lecture in which Lola will share the experiences of her family, including the phenomenal impact of Oskar Schindler.
Following the presentation, we will mark the 25th anniversary of the release of Schindler’s List with a screening of the movie in full, starting at 2:45 pm.
This year’s Columbia Festival of the Arts will end in a joint celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Columbia Film Society and the 45th anniversary of the Howard County Poetry and Literature Society (HoCoPoLitSo). Join in saluting the founding of these community arts organizations with an afternoon that celebrates the education of girls, the beauty of story, and the power of collective action.
Join in saluting the founding of the Columbia Film Society and HoCoPoLitSo with an afternoon that celebrates the education of girls, the beauty of story, and the power of collective action. This joint anniversary event features a talk by one of the writers of Girl Rising and a showing of the documentary film that inspired global awareness about the importance of education for girls. Novelist Aminatta Forna wrote the portion of the film about a girl from her home country, Sierra Leone, and her dreams of education and independence.
Just as life, their love sprung from triple darkness. Two diasporic spirits, being guided by ancestral forces, persevere blindly through blight and despair into the collective memory of black love. Every form of life is cradled by darkness.
In this film, Amethyst Love Godz: Wedding of the AfroFuture, Black Skin is celebrated as proof of survival, ancestral acceptance, and divinity. The term “dark” or “black” has been negatively repurposed by the colonized world and this incorrect narrative has dominated the societal view of Blackness as a color and a global race of people.
On July 11th The American Visionary Art Museum is premiering The Sound Of Music Sing-A-Long on the outdoor theater. Bring a blanket and a picnic to enjoy a free movie night with your family and loved ones under the stars. Museum is open for free between 5:15PM and 9PM on Flicks nights. Movies are screened rain or shine. Rain location: JRVC 3rd floor. Free films every thursday starting July through August 22nd at 9PM under AVAM's giant golden hand. www.AVAM.org for more Flicks night info.
As America’s roller rinks are threatened with closure, United SKATES spotlights communities who fight to save the underground African-American subculture of roller skating. Following the showing, participate in a conversation with the film’s cinematographer and see a roller skate performance from Baltimore Rec & Park’s Shake and Bake Family Fun Center.
On July 18th The American Visionary Art Museum is screening Mommie Dearest on the outdoor theater. Bring a blanket and a picnic to enjoy a free movie night with your family and loved ones under the stars. Museum is open for free between 5:15PM and 9PM on Flicks nights. Movies are screened rain or shine. Rain location: JRVC 3rd floor. Free films every thursday starting July through August 22nd at 9PM under AVAM's giant golden hand. www.AVAM.org for more Flicks night info.
CAN I KICK IT? is a unique film experience, produced by SHAOLIN JAZZ, that caters to the lovers of Martial Arts flicks, the music they inspired and everything else in between. At each CAN I KICK IT? event SHAOLIN JAZZ screens a cult-classic martial arts film and the movie is given a unique scene-by-scene score featuring a blend of hip hop, soul, funk, and more mixed live by DJ 2-Tone Jones on turntables. The result - your movie experience is redefined by 2-Tone creating a live mixtape (sound track)!
With summer in full swing, the Baltimore Korean Movie Series rolls on in July with the blockbuster dance movie Swing Kids, which is part of the Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C.'s regional outreach presenting free screenings of milestone films at Parkway Theatre in Baltimore, in partnership with the Maryland Film Festival.
Swing Kids will be screened to celebrate the free arts festival Artscap, which will takes place Friday, July 19 through Sunday, July 21, 2019 along Mount Royal Avenue and North Charles Street in Baltimore, Maryland.
Enjoy a silent film classic in the sanctuary at Brown Memorial Park Avenue Presbyterian Church – the 1927 film "The Kid Brother" starring Harold Lloyd. An original organ score by Minister of Music, Michael Britt, will accompany the film. Come hear the Skinner pipe organ become a "Mighty Wurlitzer!"
Admission is by suggested donation at the door - $15 individual, $10 student/senior, $25 families. Proceeds benefit Brown Memorial's Capital Campaign.
Core theatrical concepts will be introduced and explored through fun, dynamic, and intimate class experiences inspired by subjects of popular interest to recent Everyman Education students. Taught by Resident Company Members and Everyman Teaching Artists, this summer is sure to inspire and excite!
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Ron Stallworth, an African American police officer from Colorado Springs, CO, successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan branch with the help of a Jewish surrogate who eventually becomes its leader. Based on actual events.