| 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....
| 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...
| Sep 27, 2010
| 9:00 PM
Baltimorean David Simon, whose groundbreaking television series "The Wire" examined the institutions of his hometown with a passionate and unsparing eye, today won a 2010 MacArthur "genius" award.
The 50-year-old Simon is one of only a few people ever to...
| Oct 14, 2010
| 9:34 AM
From the blog Michael Sragow Gets Reel:
It hasn't been a great era for haunted-house movies. The third version of "House of Wax," in 2005, was awful enough to kill off the form, at least as far as big American studios were concerned. The day my review...
| Apr 18, 2011
| 3:09 PM
On Tuesday, three Baltimore-area artists will each win $25,000 for the Baker Artist Awards and a select few will discover they are finalists for the $25,000 Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize. We should all be celebrating. These major awards shine a...