New York Times Gives Thumbs Up to Baltimore Movie

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Move over Barry Levinson, John Waters and Matthew Porterfield.  Looks like Baltimore has a new filmmaker to revere.

New York Times Film Critic A.O. Scott praised Baltimore native Sheldon Candis’s new movie, “Luv” in his review. The movie — about a boy who idolizes his uncle, but is exposed to his flaws after a day in his care — was screened at the Sundance Film Festival and the Maryland Film Festival last year. It was shot in Baltimore and stars the rapper Common.

Scott writes: “…at its best “Luv” shows the kind of heart and intelligence that is always welcome — and often missing — in American movies.” That kind of approval is sure to catapult the career of Candis, a USC film school grad who grew up in Park Heights.

The movie opens nationwide today.

Read the review at The New York Times

 

 

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Susan Gerardo Dunn is the founder of Baltimore Fishbowl.
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