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'Freedom Summer'

Stanley Nelson, whose previous work includes riveting documentaries on the freedom riders, Emmett Till and Jonestown, directed this look at efforts to register African-Americans to vote in 1964 Mississippi. As Maryland Film Festival Director Jed Dietz notes, "Approaching the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer, and in the wake of the Supreme Court's recent decision to reverse field in the area of voting rights, this is a story that needs to be understood -- and never forgotten." As a bonus, Nelson is scheduled to present the film and answer questions afterward. 7:30 p.m. May 8 at the Walters Art MuseumCourtesy Maryland Film Festival