Film festival hits the road; Critic's choice: Film


The Maryland Film Festival, which had its inaugural run in Baltimore this past spring, is taking its show on the road this fall, a four-day tour through Maryland designed to drum up statewide interest in the festival.

Festival founders Jed Dietz and Gabe Wardell will bring "Mom Mom Loves Herbert," Paul Zinder's feature documentary about his parents' mixed marriage, as well as "Weekend Getaway," a clever short film by Maryland native Elizabeth Holder, to five cities in hopes of broadening the festival's scope and audience beyond just Baltimore.

Filmmakers Zinder and Holder will be on hand at every screening to answer questions about their movies.

The fall tour kicks off this Thursday in Columbia at the Slayton House, followed by these dates:

Oct. 22: Frederick at the Weinberg Center

Oct. 25: Annapolis at Maryland Hall

Oct. 27: Easton at the Avalon Theater.

Check the Maryland Film Festival Web site -- -- for show times and other information.

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