| Oct 20, 2014
| 3:15 PM
An international philanthropic foundation has donated $5 million to help transform the historic Parkway Theater into a multipurpose film center, it was announced Monday.
The gift from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, which has offices in New York, Athens...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 4:38 PM
With today's opening of a 15-screen Cinemark theater in Towson, Baltimore and its immediate area — that is, within the Beltway — is home to nearly 60 movie screens. And 20 of those are in the city itself.
That's not bad when one considers...
| May 7, 2014
| 10:07 AM
Kevin Brown knows opportunity when it shows up at his front door.
When news broke this year that the annual Maryland Film Festival would be leaving its home at the Charles Theatre for a series of venues, including several near the restaurant he runs...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 3:30 PM
After 15 years at the Charles Theatre, the Maryland Film Festival will be moving into new digs in May.
The operators of the Charles, James “Buzz” Cusack and his daughter, Kathleen Cusack Lyon, chose not to rent their five-screen facility...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 5:58 AM
The 2014 Maryland Film Festival takes place May 7-11 around the Station North Arts District and other Baltimore area locations. The festival traditionally highlights international features, topical documentaries, local works and several shorts programs,...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 2:49 PM
The Maryland Film Festival, which for the first time this year will not be showing the majority of its films at a single location, will have shuttles transporting moviegoers among its seven venues.
Free shuttles will be running about every 10 minutes,...
| May 5, 2014
| 6:18 AM
Sarah-Violet Bliss acknowledges some frustration with fielding questions, yet again, about being a female filmmaker, about how the vast majority of movies seem to be directed by men, and about whether that will stop being the case any time soon.
| May 3, 2014
Beyond showcasing women-helmed films, the Maryland Film Festival once again features movies with local connections. Here's a sampling:
'Actress' Director Robert Greene's film tracks the decision by actress Brandy Burre (fondly remembered by many in...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 11:57 AM
Trust John Waters to never go for the easy choice.
"Abuse of Weakness," the latest work from controversial French filmmaker Catherine Breillat, is Waters' pick for this year's Maryland Film Festival, set for May 7-11, largely in the Station North Arts...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 1:06 PM
Next month's Maryland Film Festival will feature the local debut of "Ping Pong Summer," writer-director Michael Tully's coming-of-age tale set in Ocean City in the 1980s and starring Susan Sarandon, Lea Thompson, John Hannah and Amy Sedaris.
| Mar 19, 2014
| 6:08 AM
When Mark and I got engaged, I had no idea what I wanted to do for a wedding. All I knew was that we didn't have much money and we wanted to go some place beautiful.
Initially, I had wanted a few close friends to be there with me to witness the...