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For Baltimore-area outdoor movie series, the sky's the limit

For Baltimore-area outdoor movie series, the sky's the limit

Matt Porterfield remembers sitting on the side of Federal Hill on a warm summer evening a few years back, watching with a few score of his new best pals as Stanley Kramer's “Guess Who's Coming to Dinner” was projected onto the side of the American Visionary Art Museum.

It was, he says, an experience no movie theater could match.

“I'd say that I love sitting on the hill with friends and strangers and a bottle of wine, warm evening breeze,” the Baltimore-born film director (“Hamilton,” “I Used to be Darker”) says. “I feel like people can be more playful and reactive when they're watching a movie outside, which makes for a...

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