Clearly, a plan of attack is called for. Check out the Maryland Film Festival website (mdfilmfest.com) for the day-by-day schedule, see what looks most interesting at any given time and make a beeline for that screening. On Friday, for example, you might start with Athina Rachel Tsangari's "Attenberg" at 11 a.m., then proceed to Jodi Wille and Maria Demopoulos' documentary "The Source" at 2 p.m. and Craig Zobel's button-pushing "Compliance" at 4:30 p.m. At 7:30 p.m., prepare yourself for the annual John Waters pick (Barbara Loden's 1970 "Wanda"), then cap off the night with "Blair Witch Project" director Eduardo Sanchez's exceedingly creepy "Lovely Molly." That's a varied playlist sure to give any filmgoer a delightful case of cinematic whiplash.
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