| Jul 9, 2014
| 4:38 PM
With today's opening of a 15-screen Cinemark theater in Towson, Baltimore and its immediate area — that is, within the Beltway — is home to nearly 60 movie screens. And 20 of those are in the city itself.
That's not bad when one considers...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 12:40 PM
When Baltimore's government, colleges, businesses, non-profits, arts institutions and citizens work together, the city's future comes into more distinct focus. It is a future where creativity and innovation are competitive advantages, where our culture...
| May 11, 2014
| 2:37 PM
Grumblings seemed few as the 16th Maryland Film Festival wrapped up Sunday, having weathered a forced relocation to North Avenue and other nearby areas.
"I've been really enjoying it," cinephile Greg Golinski said Saturday, about halfway through his...
| May 8, 2014
| 6:10 PM
The 16th Maryland Film Festival began this week with cinephiles carefully mapping out their plans and cautiously optimistic that a move from the five-screen Charles Theatre to seven different locations would not crimp their style.
"I thought it would,...
| May 8, 2014
| 5:08 AM
The 16th Maryland Film Festival kicked off Wednesday night with a roster of short films and a crowd of optimistic film fans.
"I heard from all my filmmaker friends that this is the friendliest festival to filmmakers, and it's obvious that is a true...
| May 5, 2014
| 6:18 AM
Sarah-Violet Bliss acknowledges some frustration with fielding questions, yet again, about being a female filmmaker, about how the vast majority of movies seem to be directed by men, and about whether that will stop being the case any time soon.
| May 6, 2014
| 10:50 AM
Martha Shane may live in Brooklyn, N.Y., but she can always call the Baltimore area home. The Towson native and filmmaker will return to the Maryland Film Festival this year to co-host the opening night as well as the festival's Filmmakers Taking Charge...
| May 7, 2014
| 10:07 AM
Kevin Brown knows opportunity when it shows up at his front door.
When news broke this year that the annual Maryland Film Festival would be leaving its home at the Charles Theatre for a series of venues, including several near the restaurant he runs...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 11:57 AM
Trust John Waters to never go for the easy choice.
"Abuse of Weakness," the latest work from controversial French filmmaker Catherine Breillat, is Waters' pick for this year's Maryland Film Festival, set for May 7-11, largely in the Station North Arts...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 1:06 PM
Next month's Maryland Film Festival will feature the local debut of "Ping Pong Summer," writer-director Michael Tully's coming-of-age tale set in Ocean City in the 1980s and starring Susan Sarandon, Lea Thompson, John Hannah and Amy Sedaris.
| Apr 29, 2014
| 2:49 PM
The Maryland Film Festival, which for the first time this year will not be showing the majority of its films at a single location, will have shuttles transporting moviegoers among its seven venues.
Free shuttles will be running about every 10 minutes,...
| May 3, 2014
Beyond showcasing women-helmed films, the Maryland Film Festival once again features movies with local connections. Here's a sampling:
'Actress' Director Robert Greene's film tracks the decision by actress Brandy Burre (fondly remembered by many in...