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March 24, 2004
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Johns Hopkins Film Festival
Returns to Shriver Hall
** Corrected Copy: New Times for Sunday Screenings
The Johns Hopkins Film Festival returns for the sixth
time Thursday, April 8, through Sunday, April 11, with an
extensive lineup viewed in Shriver Hall on the university's
Homewood campus, 3400 N. Charles St. in Baltimore.
Seeking to promote the work of budding independent and
student film makers, 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 long.
All of the films will be shown in Shriver Hall, the
largest screening facility in Maryland. The cost to the
public is $3 per show, $5 per day, or $15 for an all-
encompassing festival pass. The shows are free to Johns
Hopkins faculty, staff and students with ID. For
www.jhu.edu/~jhufilm/fest/index.html or call
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 Andy
Warhol. An amazing depiction of 1960s counter-culture from
the director of American Psycho.
Friday, April 9, 5 p.m.
Pepe Vila Body Shop
An intriguing look at the life of a Cuban family as they
run a small auto-body shop.
The Animated Shorts Program
A selection of independent animated films.
Tarheels and Short Skirts
A documentary feature of the North Carolina USofA Drag
The mostly fictitious story of the life of Brian Slade,
ultra glam-rocker. Starring Ewen McCregor and Christian
Bale, and directed by Todd Haynes.
Saturday, April 10, 1 p.m.
Experimental Shorts Program
A collection of experimental short films.
A documentary about the life of counter-culture leader
Robert Anton Wilson.
Comedy Shorts Program
A documentary exploring race identity within the punk
scene. A hard-hitting look at the black
punk rock lifestyle.
A wild parody of the great 'Women in Prison' films of the
A science fiction film about an alien invasion.
Sunday, April 11, 1 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.
Trouble In Paradise
This documentary follows a diverse group of Floridians as
they struggle to improve the voting quagmire in their home
Student Film Showcase. *FREE SHOW*
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