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The Greater Reading Film Festival happens in PA this weekend, Nov. 5th to Nov. 8th

5 Nov

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Oct 5th, 2009–

Area film fans looking for something to do this weekend might consider heading up to the Reading Film Festival in Pennsylvania, which begins its run this evening. Starting tonight and running through Sunday, where it will finish up with a screening of the Hitchcock classic, Rear Window, the festival is actually an interesting and eclectic collection of films both mainstream and experimental. I’ve seen a few of them like Make-Out With  Violence, Sita Sings the Blues and Home, but several others are new to me. I’ve got a busy schedule, so I won’t be able to make it, but for those that can here’s the info from the website followed by a list of the films that will play. Continue reading

The Mobbies Draw to A Close! Last Chance to Vote for Cinematropolis!

8 Oct

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Oct 8th, 2009–

And so it draws to a close, the epic struggle. Ok, so maybe not so epic, and not so struggly-like. Either way, the Baltimore Sun’s contest for The Mobbies–Maryland’s Outstanding Blogs–ends tomorrow and it’s the last opportunity to vote for them.  A few weeks ago Cinematropolis was nominated in both the categories of Pop Culture and Misfits(a sort of miscellaneous category) and up for consideration of Overall Best Blog. Voters could cast their votes once a day in all three categories until the end of the contest. Continue reading

Artscape uses Baltimore City as its Canvas This Weekend-Films, Concerts and Art, Art, Art!!

17 Jul

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July 17th, 2009–

One of the really cool things about summers here in Baltimore is anticipating Artscape here in the city. For a period of three days every summer in July, a multitude of artists performers and creative venues head into town, or come out of the surrounding woodwork, selling goods, putting on shows and exposing the community to the considerable talent at work right here in the local art scene. In addition, musical guests like Dionne Warwick, Robin Thicke, and in a move that caused my wife to freak out with joy, the quirky rock band Cake are part of this year’s line-up. The best part of all of this; save for the vendors–it’s all 100% free.

There are chinese acrobats, opera performances, electronica music, crafts, fine arts, food, and in keeping with the aim of this site….there’s a Charles Theatre Shorts Program running all weekend in connection with Artscape that will showcase local andvaried short films every 30 minutes in one of their theaters. Here’s the synopsis from the Artscape website(CLICK HERE) which you can access here for showtimes and various other information. You can check out The Charles Theatre’s website and other short film info HERE. And finally, consider taking public transportation or the light rail into the city because a number of streets will be blocked off. Continue reading