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April 5, 2005
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Johns Hopkins Film Fest
Independent and Local
The Johns Hopkins Film Festival returns to Shriver
Hall on the university s Homewood campus, 3400 N. Charles
St., from Thursday, April 21, through Sunday, April 24.
Tickets are $3 per show, $5 for a day-pass and $15 for a
festival pass; free for Johns Hopkins affiliates. Tickets
are available in Shriver Hall throughout the festival. For
information, call (410) 340-4703, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or
The eighth annual festival kicks off with restored
35mm prints of films by Federico Fellini and Wong Kar Wai.
The following days comprise an international smorgasbord of
animated shorts, comedy shorts, experimental shorts and
features. The festival concludes, for the first time ever,
with an entire day dedicated to showcasing Maryland
Days of Being Wild, Thursday, April 21, 8
Wong Kar Wai directed this visually stunning film about the
young, boyishly handsome Yuddy, who learns from the drunken
ex-prostitute who raised him that she is not his real
Juliet of The Spirits, Thursday, April 21, 10
Federico Fellini's 1965 classic presents the strange
journey of Giullietta, portrayed by the award-winning
Giullietta Masini, who finds herself suddenly amidst a
world of spirits and fantasies after learning that her
husband is cheating on her.
DiG!, Friday, April 22, 9 p.m.
Ondi Timmoner directed this feature-length documentary shot
over seven years about musicians Anton Newcombe, leader of
the Brian Jonestown Massacre, and Courtney Taylor, head of
the Dandy Warhols, star-crossed friends and bitter
Elevator Movie,Saturday, April 23, 11
The Maryland premier of Zeb Haradon's feature about a shy,
withdrawn loner named Jim. Lana is a friendly and outgoing
born-again Christian who has renounced her promiscuous,
drug-filled past. They have never met until they step into
an elevator that gets stuck for months without rescue.
Winterlude, Sunday, April 24, 7 p.m.
Local filmmakers Evan Guilfoyle and Jonathan Schultz
present the meta-narrative of Jonathan, an awkward young
filmmaker, and his attempt to make a movie based on a past
relationship using a real couple. The film features music
from local acts Cass McCombs and Sonna, and includes a live
performance by Oxes.
The Instrument, Sunday, April 24, 9 p.m.
The world premier of Baltimore native Adam Nemett's feature
about an enigmatic art school custodian who dies and leaves
behind the blueprints for a new system of ritual worship
based on music. Shot in Baltimore, the film was a creative
collaboration between Princeton University and Maryland
Institute College of Art. The director will be in
The Johns Hopkins Film Festival is organized by The
Johns Hopkins Film Society, the student-run organization
that produces the campus film journal Frame of
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