Wednesday, July 26, 2017

This Week at the SNF Parkway: FREE collective:unconscious! Sweaty Eyeballs Animation Series!

WEDNESDAY, JULY 26 at 7pm:

Sweaty Eyeballs animation series returns to the SNF Parkway with STRANGERS by LATE NIGHT WORK CLUB. Tickets available online and onsite

THURSDAY, JULY 27 at 7:30pm:

We are very excited to conclude our FREE THURSDAYS IN JULY series with the landmark film THE COLOR OF POMEGRANATES. No tickets are required - seating is first come, first served!

A LIFE IN WAVES
Director: Brett Whitcomb

A Life in Waves explores the life and innovations of composer and electronic music pioneer, Suzanne Ciani. From her earliest days learning the piano, to her multi-million dollar advertising ventures, to hersuccesses in the world of New Age music, to her recent re-connection with her beloved Buchla synthesizer, the film is a journey into Suzanne’s mind, offering a feminine glimpse into the often complicated world of electronic music. Utilizing a wealth of archival footage and Suzanne’s endless catalog of music, A Life in Waves is a nostalgic, visually-compelling look at one woman’s journey, and the trials she overcame to succeed in a traditionally male-dominated art form.
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Join us for a special discussion on TUESDAY, AUGUST 1, with Baltimore musicians April Camlin (Wume), Ami Dang, and Jana Hunter (Lower Dens) immediately following the 7:30pm screening.

RADIO DREAMS
Director: Babak Jalali
Language: Farsi, English, Dari, and Assyrian with English subtitle

Radio Dreams, winner of the 45th Rotterdam International Film Festival’s Tiger Award, creates the odd yet very real world of a Farsi radio station broadcasting from the heart of San Francisco. The story unfolds over a single day as the station’s program manager, Hamid (played by the “Iranian Bob Dylan” Mohsen Namjoo) – prepares for a triumphant broadcast – a live performance pairing Metallica and Kabul Dreams, Afghanistan’s first rock band. Radio Dreams brings to life the sometimes bizarre experience of immigrants pursuing dreams in the U.S. with a perfect mixture of honesty, art, and socio-political topicality served up in an ingenious, offbeat transmission.

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BRONX GOTHIC
Director:
Andrew Rossi

Bronx Gothic is a portrait of writer and performer Okwui Okpokwasili as she stages a final tour for her one-woman show, Bronx Gothic. Providing a space for audiences to engage with the political terrain of her brown body, Okwui’s show features a multi-disciplinary display of dance, singing, drama, and comedy, all of which find their way into the film. With intimate vérité access to Okwui and her audiences off the stage, the film also probes Okwui’s creative process, providing a forum for discussion of the complex social issues and personal trauma embodied in Okwui’s work.

“A haunting, unflinching exploration of black female adolescence, this dense work mined movement, text and song… blurring the real with the imagined…affords the closer look that the piece deserves… illuminating the relationships in particular between daughters and mothers, that orbit her process.” - The New York Times

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At the Parkway, now through Thursday 7/27. Visit mdfilmfest.com for showtimes. Tickets available online and on-site at the SNF Parkway:

COLLECTIVE: UNCONSCIOUS
FREE!

Welcome to collective:unconscious, a new collaborative feature in which five of independent film’s most adventurous and acclaimed filmmakers join forces to adapt each other’s dreams for the screen. Featuring new work by Lily Baldwin (Sleepover LA), Frances Bodomo (Afronauts), Daniel Patrick Carbone (Hide Your Smiling Faces), Josephine Decker (Thou Wast Mild and Lovely), and Lauren Wolkstein (The Strange Ones),
collective:unconscious pushes at the boundaries of narrative and surrealism, inviting viewers to immerse themselves inside a literal dream state.

Screenings of collective:unconscious are FREE!! Visit mdfilmfest.com for showtimes.

THE B-SIDE: ELSA DORFMAN'S PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY
DIRECTED BY ERROL MORRIS

In The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photography, Errol Morris explores the life of a gifted analog photographer facing a digital present. Dorfman, with whimsical charm and wit, gives her longtime friend a tour of her backyard garage-turned-archive. The B-Side is a loving portrait of a unique artist too often overlooked in considerations of 20th century photography. It revels in the intimate beauty of Dorfman’s portraits and in her singular appreciation for the ordinary aspects of human life. As photographs begin to fade and Dorfman’s retirement looms, Morris’s film reminds us of a bygone era of analog photography and the extraordinary life of one of its champions.

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DAWSON CITY: FROZEN TIME

Dawson City: Frozen Time, a feature length film by Bill Morrison (U.S.) pieces together the bizarre true history of a collection of some 500 films dating from 1910s – 1920s, which were lost for over 50 years until being discovered buried in a sub-arctic swimming pool deep in the Yukon Territory. Using archival footage to tell the story, and accompanied by an originally composed score by Alex Somers (Captain Fantastic), Dawson City: Frozen Time depicts a unique history of a Canadian gold rush town by chronicling the life cycle of a singular film collection through its exile, burial, rediscovery, and salvation – and through that collection, how a First Nation hunting camp was transformed and displaced.

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MOKA

To find the driver of the vintage mocha-colored Mercedes which she thinks hit her son and devastated her life, Diane Kramer (Emmanuelle Devos) embarks on a trip to take revenge. Adapted from Tatiana de Rosnay’s 2006 novel, MOKA is a moody, riveting psychological thriller, showcasing the tremendous talents of two of France’s best actresses. “Emmanuelle Devos and Nathalie Baye headline this Patricia Highsmith-like thriller about a mother who lost her son in a car accident and wants to take revenge on the stranger that caused it…A classy and classical psychological thriller.” – Boyd Van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter

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  • August 8: Sight Unseen presents Seeing Sound: Mary Ellen Bute Retrospective
  • August 9: Gunky's Basement presents Little Shop of Horrors on 35mm
  • August 10: FREE THURSDAYS - The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution
  • August 17: FREE THURSDAYS - Come Back, Africa
  • August 24: FREE THURSDAYS - Killer of Sheep

Visit our website for a full list of showtimes and to purchase tickets. Tickets are also available for sale onsite at the SNF Parkway (5 W. North Ave).