Lesbian and Gay Film Festival Being Held at Hopkins, BFF By Sujata Massey The 1994 Baltimore Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, which began last week, continues through Saturday at Hopkins and the Baltimore Film Forum. The festival is sponsored by the BFF, the Diverse Sexual and Gender Alliance at Hopkins and the Baltimore Alternative newspaper. "We are happy that we have opened the festival up to more voices in the community," said Stephen Kent Jusick, the festival's curator and a 1992 Hopkins graduate who works in the film industry in New York City. "This year, we have more programs telling the stories of women, people of color and youth." Most of the films to be screened were produced in the last two years, which have witnessed a blossoming of films about alternative sexuality. Tonight at 8 p.m. in the Bloomberg Center on the Homewood campus, two 1990s films will present takes on 1970: The Love Machine and Wrecked For Life: The Trip and Magic of Trocadero Transfer. Tuesday at 8 p.m. in the Bloomberg Center, a program titled "Papa Mama Trauma" of six short films about the relationships between gays and parents will be shown. Another highlight this week is an appearance by festival guest of honor Isaac Julien, a black British film maker, Friday, Oct. 28, at 8 p.m. at the BFF at The Baltimore Museum of Art. Two Julien films will be screened: The Attendant, a stylish fantasy set after hours in a museum, and the Baltimore premiere of A Darker Side of Black, which investigates homophobia in rap music. The evening is co-sponsored by Donna's at the BMA. On Saturday, Oct. 29, at 2 p.m. in 3 Shaffer, the Baltimore premiere of the documentary Out: Stories of Lesbian and Gay Youth will be shown. This screening is co-sponsored by P-FLAG, an organization for parents and friends of gays. Tickets are $6 general admission and $5 for students, seniors and BFF/BMA members. For information or a free program guide, which includes maps and detailed listings, call the Baltimore Film Forum at 889-1993. Advance tickets may be charged to a credit card by calling 235-0100.
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