Saturday, November 29, 2008
Monday, December 1 at 7PM
Thursday, December 4 at 9PM
1972 Dir. Hal Ashby, Ruth Gordon, Bud Cort, Vivian Pickles, Cyril Cusack, Ellen Geer. 90m.
Bud Cort is Harold, a rich, suicidal introvert with a soft, unformed face-he's 19 but looks younger. Ruth Gordon is poor but spunky Maude, the wizened 79-year-old woman who's like a cheerleader for Life. She lives in a railway car, would like to change into a sunflower, frets over how to save an ailing tree,prankishly steals vehicles and drives crazily; she advises Harold to "reach out." In this satirical-whimsical romantic comedy, directed by Hal Ashby from a script by Colin Higgins, Harold reaches out by falling in love with Maude, and their love is consummated on the eve of her 80th birthday. Many young moviegoers have returned to this eccentric film repeatedly (in 1974, one 22-year-old claimed to have seen it 138 times); maybe this is partly because of its mixture of the maudlin and the highly sophisticated. The message is not very different from that of HELLO, DOLLY! or MAME, but Harold's flaccid asexuality (he's like a sickly infant, a limp, earthbound Peter Pan) and Maude's advanced stage ofpixiness give that message a special freaky quality. And the film has been made with considerable wit and skill. The early scenes, in which Harold tries out various gruesome methods of suicide without scaring his unflappable mother (Vivian Pickles), have a stylized humor. But Ashby has directed eccentrically...
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Saturday, December 6, 2008 -- 12-6pm
The Craft Mutiny Collective presents its 3rd annual
Quick! Get yourself to the...
Last Minute Stockin Stuffa Sale
ALL LOCAL HANDMADE CRAFTS
candles, knittables, ragdolls, jewelery, hula-hoops, screen-printed t-shirts, and much more!
Happening Saturday December 20th, 12-5pm
@ the WHOLE gallery
3rd Floor of the H&H Warehouse
featuring Japanese Electronica artist and local conceptual artist:
SARADA CONAWAY (Balto)
Carriage House, 2225 Hargrove St., Lower Chas. Village
Sawako is a sound sculptor, a timeline-based artist and a signal alchemist in the urban life environment who understands the value of dynamics and the power of silence. Once through the processor named Sawako, subtle fragments in everyday life float in space vividly with a digital yet organic texture. She is interested in the soundscape and the media scape of digital era, and her activities are making bridge between public and private, virtual and actual world.
Sarada Conaway is an artist and independent curator working in Baltimore MD. Her work focuses on removing boundaries between everyday life and art. Her current body of work is a large-scale collaboration with residents of standard apartment buildings. Ms. Conaway received her BFA from the Tyler College of Art and is recent graduate of the University of Maryland MFA program.
Monday, November 24, 2008
Seth and Sara eating food. Park School openings are notorious for their amazingly tasty receptions!
Friday, November 21, 2008
Terrence Malick’s legendary film BADLANDS plays in the revival series slot this week at the Charles. Please note: there will be a screening on Wednesday night, but not on Thursday night.
Saturday, November 22 at Noon
Monday, November 24 at 7pm
Wednesday, November 26 at 9pm
There will be no show on Thanksgiving
1973 Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek, Warren Oates. 94m.
This first, magnificent, outpouring of the sporadic genius of cinema’s equivalent to JD Salinger, Terrence Malick, still seems terrifically modern. That’s partly down to the career-best performances of Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek as garbage-collector Kit and naive schoolgirl Holly (who narrates), the misfit young couple who, like savage innocents, create a brief idyll and end up leaving a trail of blood...A film of ‘visionary realism’, based on a real-life couple-on-the-run murder spree from the ’50s, ‘Badlands’ is as psychologically precise as it is splendidly visually observant. But it also exudes a timeless, mythical and tragic quality which is all the more remarkable for the languorous ease with which its story unfolds. Infused with anuncharacterisable romanticism, and employing one of the most entrancing uses of soundtrack music...since Pasolini ’s ‘Gospel According to St Matthew’, it’s a challengingly non-judgmental work which lulls the viewer into a sublime state of false security, the better to deliver a stunning but gentle essay on freedom and necessity, life and death. (Time Out)
Monday, November 17, 2008
A FRIEND INDEED: Contemporary Art and the Academy
American University's 2008 mid-Atlantic MFA Invitational
November 3 - November 28
Opening Reception & American University MFA Open Studios:
Saturday, November 22
6 - 9pm
Located in the Katzen Arts Center Rotunda, 4400 Massachusetts Ave,
Washington, DC 20016
artists & schools include:
Matthew Bertsch – Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Katie Blochowiak – Maryland institute College of Art
Matthew Craven – School of Visual Art NY
Dragana Crnjak – Virginia Commonwealth University
Chanan Delivuk – George Washington University
Katie Dillon – Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
Christopher Gartrell – Wesleyan University
Stephen Halko – Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
Josephine Halvorson – Columbia University
Graham Loper – University of New Hampshire
Karen Ann Myers – Boston University
Erin Murray – University of New Hampshire
Jason Polan – University of Michigan
Greg Poulin - University of New Hampshire
Damon Reaves – University of Pennsylvania
Megan Rogers – University of Pennsylvania
Naomi Safran-Hon – Yale University
Seth Scantlen – Columbia University
Daniel Wallace – Maryland Institute College of Art
Ryan Wallace – Rhode Island School of Design
Chloe Watson – Maryland Institute College of Art