| 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...
| May 6, 2014
| 10:50 AM
Martha Shane may live in Brooklyn, N.Y., but she can always call the Baltimore area home. The Towson native and filmmaker will return to the Maryland Film Festival this year to co-host the opening night as well as the festival's Filmmakers Taking Charge...
| May 8, 2014
| 5:08 AM
The 16th Maryland Film Festival kicked off Wednesday night with a roster of short films and a crowd of optimistic film fans.
"I heard from all my filmmaker friends that this is the friendliest festival to filmmakers, and it's obvious that is a true...
| May 8, 2014
| 6:10 PM
The 16th Maryland Film Festival began this week with cinephiles carefully mapping out their plans and cautiously optimistic that a move from the five-screen Charles Theatre to seven different locations would not crimp their style.
"I thought it would,...
| May 11, 2014
| 2:37 PM
Grumblings seemed few as the 16th Maryland Film Festival wrapped up Sunday, having weathered a forced relocation to North Avenue and other nearby areas.
"I've been really enjoying it," cinephile Greg Golinski said Saturday, about halfway through his...
| 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...