Wednesday, February 24, 2010

March/April Screenings @ Creative Alliance

Creative Alliance at The Patterson
3134 Eastern Ave * Baltimore, MD 21224
Info & Tix:

Mon Mar 1 CAmm Cine Lounge presents
Official Rejection
A film about film fests!
Once you’ve finished your movie, you can just “take it to Sundance,” right? Maybe not! Finding placement at a major film festival is often more daunting and exhausting than making your movie. Follow Paul Osborne and Scott Storm as they take their indie film Ten til Noon through the circuit for a lighthearted but realistic look at the politics, pitfalls, costs, and emotional toll exacted by today’s film fest landscape. Note: No shorts this month! Dir. Paul Osborne, 2009, 107 min. 7pm Networking. 8pm Screening. $8, $6 mbrs.

Thu Mar 11
CAmm Indie Premiere:
UnderExposure w/ Hometown Baghdad
New films from Baghdad by Baltimore refugee filmmaker Ziad Jazzaa
Award-winning Iraqi filmmaker Ziad Jazzaa fled Baghdad as a refugee and was resettled in Baltimore in 2009. Tonight we screen his feature UnderExposure with a cast of fictional characters set in war-torn Iraq: a determined filmmaker, a poet weak with cancer, a wounded soldier. Shot during the Iraq War, with real footage of Baghdad, a city in rubble yet filled with compassion and perseverance, it won Best Film at Singapore’s International Film Festival 2005. Shorts from Hometown Baghdad open. Dir. Oday Rasheed, 2006, 74 Min. Q&A w/ Jazzaa follows. 7pm. $10, $8 stus, mbrs.

Fri Mar 26
CAmm Indie Premiere: Going All Pro!

Fancy Clancy guides us through the little-known world of stadium vendors, who perform with the same intensity and competitive pressure as the athletes on the field–as he sprints the steps of Camden Yards and Ravens Stadium and runs the entire vending operation for the D.C. Nationals. Witness Clancy’s tricks of the trade: heckling the crowd, running tabs for the Baltimore faithful and dealing with the cast of eccentrics that gravitate to such a hustle—Shakey, the dancing vendor, a would-be-writer, an ex-accountant, an investment banker, and now Clancy’s own son, who hawks bottled water. Discussion with Fancy Clancy and filmmakers follows. Dir. Charles Cohen, 2009, 41min. 7pm $8, $6 mbrs.

Mon Apr 5
CAmm Cine Lounge

CAmm Cine Lounge is the hottest indie film event in town! Bring your new film or work in progress (max length 15min) and have a critical conversation with peers. Film industry guests share tips of the trade. Bring business cards, headshots, and press packets for our info exchange tables! Bar is open with specials! 7pm. $8, $6 mbrs.

Fri Apr 9
CAmm College Video Bake-Off

Film contest, screening, & party!
Trophies! Cash Prizes! Cake! Check out the best of B-more’s booming student film scene. Jury selects docs, narratives, animation, and avant garde! Cast your votes. Students: submit work! Free to submit. Deadline for submissions: Fri Feb 26. 7pm. $8, $6 mbrs, stus.

Thu Apr 29
CAmm Indie Premiere: Healing Neen
Co-presented by Maryland Disability Law Center
w/ live performance by Caleb Stine
Healing Neen follows the amazing recovery of Tonier “Neen” Cain from a lifetime of abuse and drug addiction to a career as a nationally-known speaker and educator. Her story points to the consequences of untreated trauma to individuals and society at-large, including mental health problems, addiction, homelessness and incarceration. Caleb Stine (who scored the film) opens with a live set. Q&A w/ producers Laura Cain, Thom Stromer and Tonier Cain follows. Dir. Laura Cain, 2010, 54 min. Music 7pm. Film 7:30pm $8, $6 mbrs.

Creative Alliance’s ongoing installation of film, video, and time-based art! Look for the CAmm A/V Cart parked outside the CAmm Media Lab.

Laure Drogoul
On view Mar 5–May 1

Screening and Artist Talk Thu Apr 1, 7pm in CAmm Media Lab, $5

Laure Drogoul presents short video excerpts from recent installations and performances with interactive sound elements, transforming the AV cart into a sculptural object. Drogoul is an interdisciplinary artist, cabaretist and cobbler of situations, who lives in Baltimore, Maryland. Her artworks are a hybrid combination of video, sculpture and performance that invite audience participation.

1 comment:

Katie K said...

These screenings all sound really interesting. How do you choose the films?

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