Wednesday, July 19, 2006

You Gotta BOH-lieve

Just a quick reminder that this Saturday, July 22, our good friends at the Senator Theatre are hosting a special free screening of Mr. Boh's Brewery - a documentary about Baltimore's legendary National Brewery by filmmakers Alex Castro, Harry Connelly and Lyle Hein - along with other Boh-related events and memorabilia ("Breweriana"?). Senator Theatre cognoscenti know that will almost certainly involve appearances by manager Gayle Grove's Natty Boh Art Car, as well as her sure to be Nattily-attired Border Collie pooch, Natalie Boh.

Oh, and did I mention the refreshments? There will be FREE Natty Boh!

Mr. Boh's Brewery is an ongoing documentary-in-progress (currently running about 45 minutes) that features vintage film footage and interviews with brewery owners, neighbors and workers. Admission is free on a "first-come, first-served" basis, so get there early to whet your whistle!

Following the film there will be a panel discussion with Brew Crew old-timers hosted by Elaine Eff of the Maryland Historical Society. That will include a Boh memorabilia show & tell with Turkey Joe Trabert.

And Atomic TV's Scott Huffines has put together a reel of vintage National Bohemian commercials, many previously aired on Atomic TV and the Atomic TV website, that may get played at some point during the activities.

Then, continue the Bohdacious Celebration with a free live concert at Belvedere Square featuring music from the '50s and '60s by Tony Berry and New Money.

Here's the full schedule listed by the great National fan website.

Sponsored by the Senator Theatre and WYPR

WHEN: Saturday, July 22, 2006
4:30 pm - doors open at the Senator Theatre
5:30 pm - documentary screening inside the Senator Theatre
6:00 pm - panel discussion inside the Senator Theatre
7:00 pm - free outdoor concert at Belvedere Square featuring music of the '50s and '60s by Tony Berry and New Money

WHERE: The Senator Theatre, 5904 York Road, (410)435-8338

NOTES: Admission is free and on a first-come, first serve basis.

If you miss Saturday's screening, you can catch Mr. Boh's Brewery again on August 12 when the Creative Alliance - in conjunction with Struever Bros. Eccles & Rouse, Inc. & Obrecht Commercial Real Estate, Inc. - will present a free outdoor screening at 9 p.m. The doc, plus a 1930s short called Boost Highlandtown Week, will be projected on the exterior of the former National Brewery building. This time the Bohs will be $1 with 50 cents popcorn and sodas.

Related Links:
National Website
Senator Theatre Website
Sample Clip from Mr. Boh's Brewery (courtesy Baltimore Sun)


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