Free Hour Films, Wednesdays, 12:00 – 1 p.m.
CADVC gallery theatre, 1st Floor Fine Arts
An experimental partnership between Maryland Traditions statewide folklife program, CADVC and the Orser Center for the Study of Place, Community and Culture to bring you memorable short documentary films followed by a discussion with an insider--a filmmaker or practitioner--or both.
This spring we offer you Baltimore Films/Baltimore People and a glimpse of three local legends.
Love it or hate it, Formstone is here to stay. Who would guess that synthetic stone found on rowhouses throughout Baltimore was invented here in 1939 and took the city by storm. Beloved and reviled, the faux stone is another one of our trademarks that is likely here to stay. Learn all there is to know from the people who made it, sold it and lived in it, including another local icon, John Waters. A post-screening discussion will be led by filmmakers Skizz Cyzyk and Lillian Bowers, and Formstone salesman Fred Schreufer.
This event is sponsored in part by the Department of American Studies; the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture, Maryland Traditions, the Orser Center for the Study of Place, Community and Culture; and the Maryland State Arts Council.
12 pm, Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture (located on the first floor of the Fine Arts Building). Admission is free. For more information call 410-455-3188.