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Pedro Almodovar


Matthew Porterfield, whose Hamilton was one of the breakout hits of the 2006 Maryland Film Festival, hasn't finished his next film yet - in fact, all he has is some test and audition footage. But he's bringing what he has to this weekend's 11th annual festival anyway, unwilling to pass up any invitation to show his work - ny work - to a receptive audience.

"It's so tricky, trying to get films made right now," Porterfield said from New York, where he was busy doing pre-production work on the new film, to be called Metal Gods. "To be able to show anything to a potential audience, it's invaluable."

Porterfield isn't the only local filmmaker offering previews...