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Maryland Film Festival: John Waters and 'United 93'

Guest blogger Chris Kaltenbach here:

For probably the first time, there were empty seats at The Charles Friday night for John Waters' annual pick. But no one seemed too concerned.

"I think I finally found a movie that the public wouldn't go for," a smiling Waters said before introducing Paul Greengrass' United 93, a compelling and refreshingly sure-footed dramatization of the terrorist hijacking on Sept. 11, 2001, that sent a plane filled with innocent (and ultimately heroic) passengers careening into a Pennsylvania field.

Waters referred to the film as "harrowing and amazingly made," and if anything, he understated the case....