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The FREE Virtual Chesapeake Film Festival Announces a Sneak Preview of Its 2020 Line-Up

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The pandemic can’t stop the Chesapeake Film Festival from giving their valued film enthusiasts and supporters another fabulous cinema experience in 2020. From October 1 – October 4, at NO COST to the audience, viewers will receive a four-day All Festival pass to watch any or all of 45 films selected from more than 200 submissions. It’s the festival’s gift to film lovers in the community, and beyond. Because the festival is virtual, viewers can watch the films anywhere in the world. All that is asked is that viewers consider a contribution to offset expenses.

Chesapeake Film Festival is bringing you an explosion of cinematic flavors, including dramas, comedies, environmental concerns, emerging artists, Maryland-made films, fascinating documentaries and pulsating animations. Right in your living room, engage in the fun, heartbreak, intellectual stimulation and edification of films like these:

Porterfield’s ‘Sollers Point,’ ‘The Land Before Time’ among first announced picks for Maryland Film Festival

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A still from Matthew Porterfield’s “Sollers Point.” Image via Maryland Film Festival.

Hometown filmmaker Matthew Porterfield’s “Sollers Point” and the 1988 animated dinosaur adventure “The Land Before Time” are among the first four announced films that will screen at the Maryland Film Festival early next month.

Also in the lineup: “I, Olga Hepnarová,” a Czech film hand-picked by local filmmaker John Waters about a woman who mowed down 20 people with a truck in Prague in 1973; and “A Page of Madness,” the 1926 silent Japanese film about a man trying to free his wife from an asylum, which will be live-scored by the Alloy Orchestra.

‘The Shape of Water’ is set in Baltimore, but where?

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Image via IMDB

“The Shape of Water,” a sci-fi romance directed by Guillermo del Toro, is about a fast-blossoming relationship between Elisa, a mute custodial worker at a top-secret government lab (played by Sally Hawkins), and an amphibious being nabbed from South America that’s being forced to undergo experimentation at said government lab.

And it all is set in Baltimore. Last night, the movie took home Best Picture at the Oscars.

Two MICA Faculty Members’ Animated Short, ‘Negative Space,’ Gets Oscar Nod

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Still for "Negative Space," by via Tiny Inventions.

A short film made by two MICA animation faculty members has earned a rare Oscar nomination for 2018 in the category of Best Animated Short Film.

Event Pick: A Screening of Black Brazilian Short Films at the Motor House

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An international film series based in Burkina Faso is eyeing inroads in North America in 2017, and it may all start with tonight’s black Brazilian short film showcase at Station North’s Motor House.

Event Pick: Where to Watch ‘The Room’ on the Night of its National Release

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Tommy Wiseau in “The Room.” Image via IMDB

What a story, Mark. The story of an eccentric man of mysterious Eastern European origins who wrote, financed, directed and starred in “The Room,” what some consider to be the worst movie ever made. That man is Tommy Wiseau, who plays Johnny, an all-American banker in San Francisco who ends up feeling betrayed by everybody and fed up with this world.

Six Local Groups Announce “Black Panther” Premiere Party and TalkBack

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Courtesy Marvel Studios, via IMDB

Viewers of last night’s College Football Playoff National Championship got an extended look at “Black Panther,” Marvel Studios’ film adaptation of the comic of the same name, starring Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa, the king and protector of African nation Wakanda.

Boston and Baltimore Creatives Partner Up to Make ‘Kid’s Table,’ A Coming-of-Age Musical – with Puppets

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A shot from “Kid’s Table.” Image courtesy of Human Being Productions.

A distinctive film premieres in Boston this Friday, with tales of the painstaking transition from adolescence into teenage-hood – as told by puppets. Its presentation comes courtesy of Baltimore-based Human Being Productions.

Gorilla Filmmaking: ‘Sylvio’ Opens Weeklong Run at The Parkway Theatre

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One of the more peculiar and touching films from this year’s Maryland Film Festival is gaining traction on the national stage.

Michael Phelps Appears In New Documentary About Anxiety

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Baltimore-native Olympian Michael Phelps is spreading the word bout anxiety in a new documentary.

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