Fall Film Highlights
Conrad Brooks, Derby Baby, Teen Witch, Young Frankenstein, and more
Published: August 29, 2012
Mondo Baltimore presents Conrad Brooks.
Holy shit, Conrad Brooks has had the honor of appearing in every single Ed Wood film ever. Not only that, but he played four roles in Glen or Glenda alone. It's no wonder that the B-movie connoisseurs over at Mondo Baltimore are bestowing their Lifetime Achievement Award on the guy, and you can watch it all unfold yourself before snuggling in to watch Brooks' Gypsy Vampire: The Final Bloodlust. 7 p.m., the Windup Space, 12 W. North Ave., (410) 244-8855, thewindupspace.com, $5.
Charm City Roller Girls present Derby, Baby!
Was there something you wanted to know about the world's fiercest sport on wheels but were too afraid to ask? Head out to see this doc covering roller derby's history and future, narrated by Juliette Lewis (Whip It). The evening is hosted by Baltimore's own Charm City Roller Girls, so if the film inspires you to get involved (we suggest a film-oriented pseudonym like "Fists Lang" or "Swingmar Bergman"), they'll be on hand to give you some tips. 8 p.m., the Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., (410) 276-1651, creativealliance.org, $10, members $5.
Curated by Dan Deacon and Jimmy Joe Roche, in conjunction with the Maryland Film Festival, this series brings in some beloved favorites (Groundhog Day, Total Recall) on 35mm. They're still hammering out the details for the fall program, but keep an eye out for updates. The Charles Theatre, 1711 N. Charles St., (410) 752-8083, md-filmfest.com, $5.
Mondo Baltimore presents Teen Witch.
A glimmering jewel on the crown of shitty cinema, Teen Witch (1989) includes everything the title implies. The rap scene alone is reason enough to go, plus horror filmmaker Chris LaMartina will start off the evening with a "Halloween Goodie Bag," whatever that is. 7 p.m., the Windup Space, 12 W. North Ave., (410) 244-8855, thewindupspace.com, free.
Friday night, teams of filmmakers get a secret prop, then they hit the town to produce a short involving the item they received. Come Sunday, they screen their work, putting themselves at the mercy of the audience and the celebrity jury. Be sure to see what turns up - or better yet, grab your camera and be part of the action. 7 p.m., the Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., (410) 276-1651, creativealliance.org, $10, members/students/cast and crew $5.
Oct. 27, 29, and Nov. 1
The Charles Revival presents Young Frankenstein.
Just in time for Halloween, Mel Brooks' classic is making its way to the Charles Theatre. The Charles Theatre, 1711 N. Charles St., (410) 727-3456, thecharles.com/go/revivals, $9.50, seniors $8.50, matinees $7.50.
Sight Unseen presents Sometimes City.
Tom Jarmusch (brother of Jim) created a documentary on Cleveland and the odd people that have settled there. Jarmusch himself will be there taking questions, so be sure to write this in your calendar and draw little stars around it. 7 p.m., the Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., (410) 276-1651, creativealliance.org, sightunseenbaltimore.com, $10, students and Creative Alliance members $5,
Nov. 17, 19, and 21
The Charles Revival presents Horse Feathers.
The Charles Revival Series never fails to pull in movies that get us amped, and this is no exception. With S.J. Perelman on the writing team, Horse Feathers remains one of the Marx brothers' best films. The Charles Theatre, 1711 N. Charles St., (410) 727-3456, thecharles.com/go/revivals, $9.50, seniors $8.50, matinees $7.50.