The upscale CineBistro movie theater in Baltimore announced this week that it would play host to the popular New York Film Critics Series, an event held monthly to offer advance screenings of independent films, which sometimes will not be available in local theaters.
Beginning May 24, local audiences will be able to watch a screening of “The Drowning,” starring Tracie Thoms and Josh Charles both of Baltimore, along with Avan Jogia, Leo Fitzpatrick and Julia Stiles. The psychological drama directed by Jay Jennings focuses on the past, present and future life of a psychiatrist that treats a former prisoner, who he helped get convicted of murder at the age of 11.Theaters in some 60 cities will host the series, including the nearest locations to Baltimore, Ashburn, Virginia and Winchester, Virginia.
The series, launched in 1995, features a post-film discussion with crew and cast from each film. “The Drowning” directed by Bette Gordon, who will also join Josh Charles and Julia Stiles in the discussion, which will be taped on May 8. Peter Travers, Rolling Stone film critic, will serve as moderator.
The screening of “The Drowning” scheduled to take place on May 24 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets will retail at $50 each with a portion of the proceeds being contributed to the Baltimore School for the Arts. Tickets are available at bsfa.org.
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