Jed Dietz, who helped start the Maryland Film Festival two decades ago and guide it to what The New Yorker called “one of the crucial showcases for independent films” with a new headquarters in the renovated Parkway Theatre, is stepping down this fall, the festival announced Tuesday.
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The Maryland Film Festival is back at the elegantly redone Parkway Theatre on North Avenue, and it begins tonight with a sampling of shorts.
Porterfield’s ‘Sollers Point,’ ‘The Land Before Time’ among first announced picks for 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.
One of the more peculiar and touching films from this year’s Maryland Film Festival is gaining traction on the national stage.
Something Different: Architects, Designers, Builders to Discuss How they Resurrected the Parkway Theatre
For years, Baltimoreans witnessed the gradual process of demolition, fundriaisng and rebuilding that went into restoring the sparkling new Parkway Theatre. Later this month, we’ll have a chance to hear from some of the architects, designers and other key contributors to the historic theater’s resurrection.
Longtime New Yorker film critic Richard Brody, who has attended multiple Maryland Film Festivals, had some high praise for this year’s edition in the new Parkway Theatre – and it wasn’t just because of the luxurious new digs.
The 19th annual Maryland Film Festival opens Wednesday, May 3, with the opening night shorts program and gala, followed by four full days of excellent independent film.
This past week’s turmoil has meant many cancellations and postponements. But curfew or no, it seems that the Maryland Film Festival is on track to proceed as scheduled. And we’re tremendously grateful. This annual smorgasbord of cinema is not only fun, it’s educational and inspiring. The films (and filmmakers) come from all over the country and all over the world–making for marvelously diverse programming every day of the festival.
In 2013, there were 3,000 active film festivals throughout the world.