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Maryland Film Festival's 12 must-see movies

Maryland Film Festival's 12 must-see movies

The annual cinematic feast that is the Maryland Film Festival can be a little daunting — with nearly 40 feature films to choose from, not to mention a handful of shorts programs, choosing the best things to see is never easy.

One way to experience the festival is to approach it determinedly unprepared. Show up, look at the schedule, see what’s playing where at the time you’re there, and check it out. Taking a chance like that can be thrilling and, more often than not, rewarding.

But throwing caution to the winds isn’t for everybody. So, for those into mapping out their own destinies, here are 12 suggestions on what looks especially inviting at this year’s 20th annual gathering...

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