Four-Day Johns Hopkins Film Festival Opens on
'I Shot Andy Warhol,' a filmed
account of the life of feminist author Valerie Solanas,
leads off the 2004 JHU Film Festival on Thursday. Starring
Lili Taylor and Stephen Dorff, the film is a depiction of
1960s counterculture by Mary Harron, the director of
The Johns Hopkins Film Festival returns to the
Homewood campus this week for the sixth time, with an
extensive lineup of films scheduled for viewing from
Thursday, April 8, through Sunday, April 11.
Seeking to promote the work of budding independent and
student filmmakers, the student-run Johns Hopkins Film
Society will showcase the year's prominent documentaries,
features and short films, as well as the work of
lesser-known local, national and international artists.
Displayed formats are 35 mm, 16 mm, Super 8, DVD and VHS.
The JHFS also publishes the campus film journal Frame of
The program includes films on the near-assassination
of Andy Warhol, racial diversity in the punk rock scene and
the 2000 presidential election debacle in Florida. Segments
range from approximately one hour to just under two hours
All films will be shown in Shriver Hall, the largest
screening facility in Maryland. The shows are free to Johns
Hopkins faculty, staff and students with ID. The cost to
the public is $3 per show, $5 per day or $15 for an
all-encompassing festival pass. For more information, go to
www.jhu.edu/~jhufilm/fest/index.html or call
Film Festival Screenings
Thursday, April 8
11 p.m. I Shot Andy Warhol. An account of the life
of Valerie Solanas, writer of the feminist classic The SCUM
Manifesto, who shot Warhol in 1968, and a depiction of
1960s counterculture. From the director of American
Friday, April 9
5 p.m. Pepe Vila Body Shop. A look at the life of a
Cuban family as its members run a small auto-body shop.
7 p.m. Animated Shorts.
8 p.m. Tarheels and Short Skirts. A documentary on
the North Carolina USofA Drag Queen Pageant.
9:30 p.m. Velvet Goldmine. The mostly fictitious
story of the life of Brian Slade, ultra glam-rocker.
Starring Ewan McGregor and Christian Bale, and directed by
Saturday, April 10
1 p.m. Experimental Shorts.
3 p.m. Maybe Logic. A documentary about the life of
counterculture leader Robert Anton Wilson.
5 p.m. Comedy Shorts.
8 p.m. Afro-punk. A documentary exploring race
identity within the punk scene.
10 p.m. Prison A-Go-Go. A parody of the "women in
prison" films of the past.
Midnight. Liquid Sky. A science fiction film about
an alien invasion.
Sunday, April 11
1 p.m. Fest Highlights.
2 p.m. Student Film Showcase.
2:30 p.m. Aaron Shearer: A Life with the Guitar. A
documentary celebrating the life and work of Aaron Shearer,
perhaps the most influential classic guitar author and
teacher of the 20th century.
3:30 p.m. Trouble In Paradise. A documentary
following a diverse group of Floridians as they struggle to
improve the voting quagmire in their home state.
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