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2019 Maryland Film Festival announces first movies; 'Mom and Dad' and 'Premature' among entries

2019 Maryland Film Festival announces first movies; 'Mom and Dad' and 'Premature' among entries

A “pitch-black horror-comedy” hosted by John Waters, a rite of passage set in a neighborhood deli and movies from Ethiopia, Thailand and the U.K. are among the first batch of feature offerings announced for May’s 21st Maryland Film Festival.

Waters’ pick, always a Friday-night highlight of Baltimore’s annual cinematic bacchanal, is director Roger Taylor’s 2017 “Mom and Dad,” with Nicolas Cage and Selma Blair as the title characters, in a town where, for reasons unknown, parents are turning on their kids with murderous intent.

The movie’s tagline: “They brought you into this world. They can take you out."

The festival is scheduled to run May 8-12 in the Station North...