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Phone: 443-287-9960 | Fax: 443-287-9920

April 9, 2007
CONTACT: Amy Lunday

Johns Hopkins Film Fest Returns to
Homewood Campus

Budding independent and student filmmakers will present their documentaries, features and short films April 12-15 during The Johns Hopkins Film Festival on university's Homewood campus, 3400 N. Charles St. in Baltimore.

The student-run festival, launched in 1998, begins with a screening of Drawing Restraint 9, directed by Matthew Barney, at 9 p.m. on Thursday, April 12, in Shriver Hall Auditorium. Admission to Drawing Restraint 9 and the remaining screenings is $5 per show, $10 for a day pass, and $20 for a festival pass. Admission is free for Johns Hopkins students, faculty, and employees with valid Hopkins ID.

Additional films in the series, all of which will be shown in Shriver Hall Auditorium:

Friday, April 13

6:30 p.m. - Witchdoctors: A Day in the Other Africa, directed by Anthony Peartin-Thomas and Boniface Wewe. Wewe will be attending.

8 p.m. - Zardoz, directed by John Boorman.

Saturday, April 14

2 p.m. - short films: All That Remains, directed by Stephanie Maxwell, Michaela Eremiasova; Thereabouts, directed by Peter Byrne; When Broom Sticks Were King, directed by Jason Cusato, who will be attending; and Alaska, directed by Annetta Marion, who will be attending.

3:30 p.m. - short films: Bug Cemetery, directed by Nicole MacDonald, who will be attending; Somewhere in the City, directed by Ramsey Denison, who will be attending; and Sex, Love & Z-Parts, directed by Marcus D. Russell, who will be attending.

4:30 p.m. - Broken, directed by Alex Ferrari.

5:30 p.m. - Obesity: The Acceptable Sin, directed by Jack Truman, who will be attending.

7 p.m. - Twilight of Youth, directed by Jerald Fine.

8 p.m. - Funny Games, directed by Michael Haneke.

Sunday, April 15

4 p.m. - The Magic Opera. Produced by James Chalmers.

5 p.m. - The Old Son, directed by Jong Hwang.

6 p.m. - The Nightingale Princess, directed by Christopher Dreisbach.

7 p.m. - Student Showcase, featuring the works of Johns Hopkins students.

8 p.m. - The Films of Peggy Ahwesh: The Deadman and The Color of Love.

For information visit, www.hopkinsfilmfest.com or e-mail questions@hopkinsfilmfest.com.

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