Best Film Series: Dinner and a Movie with Shorty and Brian

Dinner and a Movie is a guerrilla movie series organized by noted activist Duane “Shorty” Davis and fellow organizer Brian Dolge, held around the city throughout the summer and, it seems now, into the fall. At the first screening—a projection of “13th,” the documentary damning the prison system, onto the side of the Baltimore Detention Center—Dolge referred to it as “an art project,” and indeed it is. But it is also a form of jail support, an informal mini-block party, a way to build community, and a clever troll on the police and other law-and-order types. Shorty and Brian have taken the screenings around the city, also screening the LGBTQ documentary “Check It” along with “13th,” and plan to keep the event going, taking it indoors for the winter and expanding it to include double features with say, a kids movie earlier in the night and the serious, political documentary later on. Think of it as a profoundly radical version of Flicks On The Hill.

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