"Film on Dance on Film," a program at which David Parker of the Library of Congress will introduce and discuss his movie "Anna Sokolo Directs 'Odes,'" is scheduled for tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Corcoran School. The wrong date was announced previously in Film Notes. For ticket information call 5473456.
The spring-summer programs of the University of the District of Columbia's Black Film Institute commence Thursday, the birthday of Malcolm X, with two documentaries about his life and political beliefs, "Malcolm X speaks" and "Malcolm X: Struggle for Freedom." The regular 7:30 p.m. showing at the UDC's Electric playhouse, 929 E St. NW, will be followed by special Friday screening at Dunbar High School and Lorton Reformatory.
Other features in the new Black Film Institute series include "Bright ROad" and "Carmen Jones" with Dorothy Dandridge and Harry Belafonte, Haile Germia's "Bush Mama," Paul Robeson in "The Emperor Jones," "Super Fly," "The Green Pastures," "The Birth of a Nation," "The Battle of Algiers" and Joseph L, Mankiewics'z race war melodrama "No way Out," which introduced Sidney Poitier to the screen.
All Black Film Institute programs are free and open to the public. For further information, contact Institute director Tony Gittens at 727-2396.
The Washington Area Filmmaker's League is sponsoring a program called "Film on Dance on Film" Friday, May 27, at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Corcoran School, 17th St. and New York Ave. NW. David Parker of the Library of Congress will introduce and discuss his 30-minute film "Anna Sokolo Directs 'Odes'" and he joined by choreographer-dance Mary Averett Seelye, the subject of a film-in-progress about the process of dance creation. The admission price is $1 and 659-8803 is the number to call for more information.
The Radio-Tv-Film Division of the University of Maryland has announced cources called "The Films of Robert Altman," "The Anti-Here in Cinema" and "Contemporary American Cinema" during its first summer session beginning Monday. Call 454-5508 for details about registration and fees. The University's Summer Institute for the Creative and Peerforming Arts has schedule informal siminars with Peter Graves on Tuesday, June 21, at 3 p.m. and actess Geraldine Fitzgerald on Wednesday, July 20, at 10 a.m. The location is the Tawes Fine Arts Center, and tickets are priced at $2 for students and faculty and $3.50 for the general public.
An all-day seminar on business practices and legal problems in the film industry will be held this Saturday, in the offices of Garjarsa, Liss and Sterenbuch at 1019 19th St. NW. The speakers will be C. Richard Dacey of Allied Artists, John Broumas of Showcase Theatres and Stephen Trattner and Sheldon Tromberg of TNT, a local film production company. Call 966-7799 or 293-2772 for further information.
"The Incredible Sarah," an English biopic starring Glenda Jackson as Sarah Bernhardt, makes a belated local appearance beginning Friday at one side of the K-B Studio. The Muhammad Ali Biopic, "The Greatest," co-staring Ali as himself and Ernest Borgnine as Angelo Dundee, and SamPeckinpah's World War II combat pic "Cross of Iron" commence the same day at several area theatres.