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Skilled folk-rock guitarist Jeff Tremper plays Max, an aspiring but basically aimless young musician, in Gasoline Rainbows, a coming-of-age tale shot in Baltimore by Adams Morgan filmmaker Jim Cricchi. Max works in a gas station, and he begins to suspect that he should be trying a little harder when two longtime friends return home for the summer after graduating from college. Though a little stiff in places, the film is impressive for a low-budget first feature—and its extensive footage of Patapsco State Park demonstrates that not all kids who get lost in the Maryland woods are facing anything so melodramatic as a witch. Cricchi’s flick is the only fiction feature in this weekend’s Rosebud Film and Video Awards 2000 Nominee Showcase, an eight-hour local-film marathon that begins at 4 p.m. (Gasoline Rainbows screens at 10:41 p.m.) at the American Film Institute’s National Film Theater, in the Kennedy Center’s Hall of States. $7. (703) 841-6341. (Mark Jenkins)