Monday, December 6, 2010

Gunky's Basement Presents Repo Man @ the Charles Theatre

REPO MAN Presented by Dan Deacon + Jimmy Joe Roche -- 35mm for $5!
Thursday, December 9
The Charles Theatre

Get ready for the second film in GUNKY'S BASEMENT, the MD Film Fest series curated and hosted by Dan Deacon and Jimmy Joe Roche: Alex Cox's REPO MAN!

This cult classic dark comedy is set in the punk wasteland of mid-80s LA, stars Emilio Estevez and Harry Dean Stanton, and boasts a soundtrack that includes Iggy Pop, Circle Jerks, and Black Flag.

Don't miss this rare 35mm screening of this indescribably unique 1984 film! Just five bucks!

Silkscreened posters created for this screening by Bmore's own ROSE CHASE will be available at the door.

$5 advance tickets will be available at Video Americain Charles Village (3100 St. Paul St.) from Friday 12/3 until Wednesday 12/8.

Thursday, December 2, 2010


Wednesday, December 8
Doors will open at 7:45.
Readings will begin at 8:15

The Bell Foundry
1539 N Calvert Street

In December, WORMS is going to be all juvenilia. Every writer will be performing work they created when they were much younger, more innocent, less worldly.

This month's readers include:

CRICKET ARRISON came to Baltimore in the heady summer of 2008 with a heart full of wonder and a song on her lips. Her dreams came true when she was recently installed as the third member of the Un Saddest Factory Theatre Company. She likes the White Mountains of New Hampshire a whole lot. If you tune your radio to 88.9 at 6:56 pm every Monday - Thursday evening, you will hear her name.

LAUREN BENDER is: 1/3 of Narrow House, 1/1 of curator of the Show&Tell series, and 1/2 of the Bender Twins.

AMY HARMON grew up young on Cape Cod, and moved to several other places after that. She received a BA in French, Art History, and Film Studies from the University of Massachusetts in 1999 and has been singing in the Lexie Mountain Boys for about 5 years now. She loves Baltimore real bad and spends the vast majority of her time thinking about joke chemistry, teaching, irrational fears, Weird Al, and that brief yet magical window of time that was "post-NOT" but somehow "pre-CORNHOLIO."

DINA KELBERMAN went to school at Purchase College, where everything came together. She now lives in Baltimore, MD and is a founding member of Wham City. She makes comics, draws stuff, paints cardboard, website, and routinely brings garbage into the house. She loves her friends dearly. She recently aquired the rank of 4th place for Tetris lines on NES on Twin Galaxies. Please contact her at your slightest whim.


MELANIE O'BRIEN is a baby that grew up. Originally known as Melanie "Hayes", she has been writing since very young. Currently she is working on a project of secret poetry intended never to leave the house, which includes letters to her unborn baby, records of her dreams, and little tiny poems on post-its. Melanie has a respectable job and lives in Baltimore with, among others, her husband and a hungry, growing child in utero.

LOLA PIERSON is an MFA candidate at Towson. She is a founding member of The Un Saddest Factory, a Baltimore based DIY theatre company, and lives at the Bell Foundry. She won third place in the citypaper's fiction contest this year and is the author of many hit plays.

ADAM ROBINSON Adam Robinson grew up in central New York and started writing in earnest after Mrs. Brown, his 9th grade English teacher, praised his story, "Devastatingly Unjust." Since then, he's published work in numerous journals and in two books, including Adam Robison and Other Poems which the Baltimore-based press, Narrow House, released this past spring. He plays guitar in Sweatpants, a rock band.


KIM TABARA lives and works in Baltimore City. He writes for the online magazine Beatbots. He is a contributor to WYPR's Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast. He will never win the City Paper's Annual Poetry and Fiction competition.

free and open to the public.


Friday, December 3
7:30pm - 10:30pm
Brown Center, MICA

Maryland Film Festival presents Fritz Lang's newly restored METROPOLIS w/ a live score by Alloy Orchestra! Call 410.752.8083 for ticket info.

Festival favorites Alloy Orchestra (featuring Roger Miller of Mission of Burma / Birdsongs of the Mesozoic) return to Baltimore to perform their acclaimed score to Fritz Lang's newly restored COMPLETE METROPOLIS!

Lang's silent sci-fi masterpiece METROPOLIS premiered in 1927 at an epic length of 153 minutes -- but was an initial box-office failure, and instantly trimmed drastically to almost half its intended length. Much of the excised footage was considered lost forever, but a 2008 discovery in Buenos Aires has resulted in a newly restored version -- with 25 minutes of footage unseen for over 80 years!

Don't miss this very special screening!

Regular admission: $15
Students: $5 (day of show only)
Friends of the Festival: FREE! (call to enquire)
**Call 410.752.8083 to order in advance**

PLEASE NOTE: the restored Metropolis is only being distributed digitally, and so will be presented digitally at this screening.