The Hopkins Film Fest is an annual film festival sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Film Society, held in Shriver Hall on the Johns Hopkins University campus. As in years past, the festival will highlight exceptional films from independent, international, and student filmmakers along with feature presentations of important, influential films.
This year’s festival theme is “Film’s Not Dead,” a declaration of how film as a medium and method of artistic expression is alive and well. New studio regulations are forcing celluloid film projectors out of many movie theatres this year to make way for digital projection, a tragic change that we wish to highlight at this festival. We hope to celebrate and honor film, in both the content and the presentation of our films. We will be showing several films on 35mm on the third largest screen in Maryland for a grand display of the beauty film has that cannot be replicated digitally.
Our feature-length presentations will include Charles Laughton’s Night of the Hunter (1955), Federico Fellini’s 8 ½ (1963), and Ivan Reitman’s Ghostbusters (1984). This is an opportunity to see these three films beautifully projected on 35mm print, an opportunity that is already rare and becoming rarer. And where else but JHU’s Film Fest would you be able to catch a study of good and evil through a classic mystery-suspense about a vengeful psychopathic preacher, the finest masterpiece from the master of the fantastical, and the most expensive and marshmallowy comedy to date at its release?
For the first time this year, Film Society is proud to present a special guest screening, hosted by Wham City members Dan Deacon and Jimmy Joe Roche Saturday night.
In addition to these feature presentations, there will be multiple series of short programs which will include films from around the world as well as local student work.
Admission is free for JHU students and affiliates with proper I.D. For the public, screening passes are $5. Day passes are $10. Festival passes are $20. All tickets can be bought at any show and are valid for the entirety of Film Fest 2012.
For more information and a complete schedule of films shown, please visit the Hopkins Film Fest website.
Tentative schedule of feature films:
7:30pm 8 1/2
7:00pm Night of the Hunter
9:30pm Special Screening hosted by Dan Deacon and Jimmy Joe Roche