| 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 6, 2013
| 6:31 AM
Talk about a great story just falling into your lap.
Baltimore filmmaker Ramona Diaz can't help but chuckle while recounting how she first heard about Arnel Pineda, the unlikely successor to Steve Perry as lead singer for Journey and the subject of...
| 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...
| Jul 23, 2009
Baltimore City took ownership of the Senator Theatre after a brief and raucous auction Wednesday, and officials say they want to move forward quickly to develop a permanent plan for the 70-year-old landmark.
"The bottom line is, now it is in our hands,"...
| Aug 25, 2010
| 10:43 AM
From the Maryland Politics blog:
Meetings of the city's spending board are generally sleepy bureaucratic pageants, punctuated by the occasional protest from contractors or sopping arrival of officials caught in the rain.
But Tom Kiefaber, who ran the...
| Oct 9, 2010
There's a Kelly green aerial lift parked in the lobby of the Senator Theatre, and a steady sound of scraping as an art restoration expert in the auditorium carefully extracts paint samples from the proscenium arch flanking the stage.
A section of the...
| May 18, 2010
| 8:15 PM
1. Al fresco happy hours ____
2. Artscape 2011 ____
3. AVAM ____
4. Baltimore Farmers Market ___
5. BMA Sculpture Garden ____
6. Baltimore Museum of Industry ____
7. Baltimore Tattoo Museum ____
8. Biking at Gwynns Falls ____
9. Bo Brooks ___
| Jul 22, 2010
| 7:26 AM
It really was the last picture show.
Baltimore's most passionate advocate of historic movie houses stood before the stage last night, and addressed a standing room only crowd of about 1,000. His voice cracking a little with emotion, he said, for the...