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Maryland Film Festival

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  • Baltimore's A&E scene bursting with new projects

    Baltimore's A&E scene bursting with new projects
    Hurry up and finish, willya? That's becoming almost a rallying cry on the Baltimore arts and entertainment scene, as filmgoers, theater lovers, lounge lizards, even merry-go-round riders wait eagerly for new and refurbished venues to open. Some...
  • Video Americain to close next year

    Video Americain to close next year
    And then there were none. Video Americain, possibly Baltimore's last, and certainly best, video rental store, is on its way out. Barring some final-reel reprieve, the filled-to-the-rafters store in Roland Park — where film buffs could find...
  • Matt Porterfield's new film gets Baltimore release date

    Matt Porterfield's new film gets Baltimore release date
    Matt Porterfield's new film, "I Used To Be Darker," has been a festival favorite abroad. But soon Baltimore will get the first wider-release peek. According to a statement, the Baltimore director's third film will have its national opening in Baltimore...
  • 'Hit & Stay' looks to Catonsville Nine and beyond

    'Hit & Stay' looks to Catonsville Nine and beyond
    Joe Tropea thought he was writing a research paper on the Catonsville Nine, a group of Catholic anti-war activists who set draft records ablaze outside a Selective Service office in 1968. But what he was really working on was a movie script. "I just got...
  • Guy Werner, Videopolis curator

    Guy Werner, Videopolis curator
    Every spring, the Maryland Film Festival takes over Station North, drawing thousands to the Charles Theatre and nearby blocks. Since 2008, a smaller, more experimental video exhibit has run the same weekend inside the Metro Gallery — across the...
  • '12 O'clock Boys' director is riding high

    '12 O'clock Boys' director is riding high
    Lotfy Nathan spent some five years putting together his film about West Baltimore's dirt-bike culture. Now, with national acclaim for "12 O'clock Boys" promising to turn it into one of the year's breakout documentaries after a February premiere at the...
  • Maryland Film Festival 2013 continues event's expansion

    Maryland Film Festival 2013 continues event's expansion
    It used to be that the Maryland Film Festival was just a cool neighborhood event for Courtney Knipp — a bunch of obscure movies being shown just up the street from her home in Mount Vernon. Not anymore, not with thousands of film fans massing in...
  • Katherine L. Vaughns

    Katherine L. Vaughns
    Katherine L. Vaughns, a University of Maryland School of Law professor and secretary of the Center Stage board who immersed herself in the arts community, died of pancreatic cancer May 4 at a Sinai Hospital hospice unit. The Bolton Hill resident was 68....
  • Clancy invented 'techno-thriller,' reflected Cold War fears

    Clancy invented 'techno-thriller,' reflected Cold War fears
    Tom Clancy didn't realize he was forever changing the spy novel back in 1982, while working in obscurity on his first book, a Cold War thriller centering on the defection of a Soviet naval captain and the technologically advanced submarine he includes...
  • Premiere night is smash hit for refurbished Senator Theatre

    Premiere night is smash hit for refurbished Senator Theatre
    The searchlights shone, the crowds teemed and a movie unspooled again Thursday night at North Baltimore's Senator Theatre, as the city's most beloved cinema house, refreshed and expanded, reopened after 18 months of darkness. And the crowd loved it,...
  • Gay-themed films get screen time at Charm City LGBT Film Festival

    Gay-themed films get screen time at Charm City LGBT Film Festival
    Film festivals do a heft amount of grandstanding about representing diverse perspectives and expanding the definition of cinema. But when it comes to LGBT characters and so-called queer cinema, the festival circuit has a mixed track record. Sure, the...