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Johns Hopkins University
3003 N. Charles Street, Suite 100
Baltimore, Maryland 21218-3843
Phone: (410) 516-7160 | Fax (410) 516-5251

March 28, 2002
CONTACT: Amy Cowles
(410) 516-7800

Johns Hopkins Film Festival
Features Independents

The annual Johns Hopkins Film Festival returns Thursday, April 11, through Sunday, April 14, with several screenings in Shriver and Gilman halls on the university's Homewood campus, 3400 N. Charles St., and the Mountcastle Auditorium on the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions campus, 725 N. Wolfe St. in Baltimore

Organized by the student-run Johns Hopkins Film Society, the non-profit festival promotes budding independent and student filmmakers. The program includes documentaries, features, and short films from the festival circuit as well as limited-release local, national, and international films. Displayed formats are 8mm, 16 mm, 35 mm and VHS.

The majority of the films will be shown in Shriver Hall, the largest screening facility in Maryland. The cost to the general public is $3 per show, $5 per day, or $15 for a festival pass. The shows are free to Johns Hopkins faculty, staff and students. For information, visit www.jhu.edu/~jhufilm/fest or call 410-235-4636.

Johns Hopkins Film Festival

Thursday, April 11

Shriver Hall, 8 p.m.
waydowntown, a comedy about a group of young employees who bet a month's salary on who can stay indoors the longest.

Shriver Hall, 10 p.m.
Dog Day Afternoon, a film based on a true story about a bank robbery gone wrong and the subsequent media circus surrounding the story. Al Pacino stars.

Friday, April 12

Shriver Hall, 5 p.m.
Our Nation, a documentary about the South Korean punk rock scene.

Shriver Hall, 6 p.m.
"Under Your Skin," a program of dramatic short films that deal with issues of rape, death, dysfunctional families and the attempted Reagan assassination.

Mountcastle Auditorium, 7:15 p.m.
Smell of Camphor, Fragrance of Jasmine, a dark comedy about death and the meaning of life.

Shriver Hall, 8 p.m.
Thank You for the Rubbish, a documentary about a man who makes his living rooting through law firms' trash bins and exploiting people with their dirty little secrets.

Mountcastle Auditorium, 9:15 p.m.
Djomeh, the deceptively simple story of a young man from Afghanistan who encounters prejudice while working in the remote mountains of Iran.

Shriver Hall, 9:30 p.m.
Hacks, a fake documentary about a group of stand-up comics taking a trip to a festival in upstate New York. Director and cast will be in attendance.

Saturday, April 13

Shriver Hall, 1 p.m.
"Under Your Skin," a program of dramatic short films.

Mountcastle Auditorium, 2 p.m.
Frontiers of Dreams and Fears, a film about the cyber-friendship between two Palestinian girls living in separate refugee camps.

Shriver Hall, 3 p.m.
Student Filmmaker Showcase, a show of mostly Hopkins student productions. Free.

110 Gilman Hall, 3 p.m.
All Night Thing, a comedy about a group of students on the Hopkins campus and what happens to them over the course of one night.

Mountcastle Auditorium, 4 p.m.
Broken Wings, a documentary about artist and poet Khalil Gibran's first love.

110 Gilman Hall, 5 p.m.
"Got it in the Face," a program of experimental short films that push the boundaries of narrative and break the rules of storytelling.

Shriver Hall, 6 p.m.
Standing by Yourself, a brilliant documentary about a small group of teens wasting away in upstate New York. Filmmaker will be in attendance.

Shriver Hall, 8 p.m.
Shrapnels in Peace, a film about childhood friends, Jomeh and Abood, who support their families by collecting and selling scrap metal retrieved from the wasteland.

Shriver Hall, 10 p.m.
George Washington, a beautiful, slow-moving film about a group of young kids in a small, depressing town in the South who band together to cover up a tragic mistake.

Shriver Hall, midnight
"Tokyorama," a program of humorous short films.

Sunday, April 14

110 Gilman Hall, 1 p.m.
The Johns Hopkins Film Festival 2002 presents Gaza Strip, a documentary that delivers an unflinching look into the lives of children, widows, seniors and orphans living in Gaza.

110 Gilman Hall, 3 p.m.
"Cartoonation," some of the best underground animation from claymation to cel animation to computer animation to rotoscope.

110 Gilman Hall, 4 p.m.
"Got it in the Face," a program of experimental short films that push the boundaries of narrative and break the rules of storytelling.

110 Gilman Hall, 8 p.m.
At Home and Asea, a film that follows five people as they try to piece their lives together in Baltimore.

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