| May 8, 2013
| 9:21 AM
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...
| May 13, 2013
| 6:21 AM
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...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 5:10 PM
As President Fred Lazarus IV expanded the Maryland Institute College of Art over the past 35 years and helped turn it into one of the nation's leading arts colleges, supporters say, he has also focused on Baltimore — to the betterment of his college...
| May 8, 2013
| 10:24 AM
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...
| May 4, 2013
A dozen films to be shown at this year's Maryland Film Festival have ties to Baltimore or Maryland — a record number, organizers say. Here are some of the highlights:
"12 O'Clock Boys" Maryland Institute College of Art grad Lotfy Nathan's...
| May 5, 2012
| 2:32 PM
John Waters opened his audience's eyes to a kind of film experience they'd probably never had before. Another writer-director raised in Maryland scared a late-night crowd silly. A movie about a sexual assault left some viewers heading for the exits early....
| Mar 29, 2012
| 7:33 AM
Lee Gardner, editor of Baltimore's City Paper, is leaving the alt-weekly to become a senior editor of the Washington-based Chronicle of Higher Education.
Gardner, 47, said 17 years at the City Paper — including 10 as the editor — was simply...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 4:33 PM
The Maryland Film Festival would transform the historic and long-shuttered Parkway Theatre into a venue for small independent films and concerts under one of three proposals to enliven a key intersection in Baltimore's Charles North neighborhood.
| Sep 27, 2012
| 9:38 AM
The Baltimore Development Corp.'s board considered two proposals for the restoration of the historic Parkway Theatre at their monthly meeting Thursday morning.
The BDC, the city's economic development arm, received three proposals to redevelop the...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 3:59 PM
Who would have thought that an old automobile repair and tire shop promises to emerge as a theater, restaurant and small office building? Look for the Single Carrot Theatre to move into enlarged permanent quarters at the corner of Howard and 26th streets,...
| Nov 10, 2012
| 6:57 PM
A slimmed-down Edna Turnblad shared the stage with her creator, John Waters, last night, much to the delight of scores of star-crazed fans.
Well, it wasn't exactly Edna, the zaftig stage mom from Waters' "Hairspray," who took to the stage at the Maryland...