Maryland Morning
8:40 am
Fri April 4, 2014

Films for Spring: A Band, A Vermeer, and an Arc

Jennifer Connelly as Naameh and Russell Crowe as Noah in NOAH.
Jennifer Connelly as Naameh and Russell Crowe as Noah in NOAH.
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  Ann Hornaday, film critic for The Washington Post and Jed Dietz of the Maryland Film Festival, join us to discuss the must-see movies for April.

 On the list?  The documentary "Mistaken for Strangers," about the band The National."  They also recommend "Particle Fever," which tracks the first round of experiments at the Large Hadron Collider near Geneva, Switzerland.  There's also "Noah," about the famed arc, directed by Darren Aronofsky and starring Russell Crowe.  They also talk about "Tim's Vermeer," a documentary that looks at the painting "Girl with a Pearl Earring"--but Ann says it's not as good as the film "Waiting for Hockney," which can be seen online here.

Also, the Women and Minorities Film Festival is at Towson University this weekend this weekend. The featured film is "Mr. Sophistication" by Danny Green, which screens at 7 pm on Saturday, April 5.  The full lineup is here.

Also, mark your calendar for the Maryland Film Festival--it's taking place May 7 -May 11 in Baltimore.