| 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 7, 2013
| 10:09 AM
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...
| 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...
| May 15, 2013
| 1:17 PM
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....
| Oct 2, 2013
| 6:35 PM
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...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 6:10 PM
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,...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 8:03 AM
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...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 8:49 AM
Raised by a painter and a sculptor, Jimmy Joe Roche has art in his blood.
Born and raised in Tallahassee, Fla., the 31-year-old visual artist and filmmaker has lived in Waverly for the past 8 years. Roche, who additionally teaches video production in...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 8:38 AM
It’s hot. Too hot to be outside. But here you are, lounging by the pool at the Tiki Barge in South Baltimore, watching the ice melt in your half-empty Jack and Coke.
You’d love to take a dip in the pool, if the water wasn’t 85...