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Jed Dietz, founding director of Maryland Film Festival, to retire

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Image courtesy of Himmelrich PR.

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.

Event Pick: Maryland Film Festival kicks off with a half-dozen short films

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A shot from Alexa Lim Haas’ “Agua Viva,” via Parkway Theatre.

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

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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.

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.

Something Different: Architects, Designers, Builders to Discuss How they Resurrected the Parkway Theatre

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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.

The New Yorker: Maryland Film Festival Shows Positive Generational Shifts in Indie Film

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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.

Maryland Film Festival Opens Today with New Film Center and Enormous Local Talent

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The newly renovated Parkway Theater officially opens today.

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.

    Maryland Film Festival This Week

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    catch of the day fish (2)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.

    Johns Hopkins, MICA Receive $5M Grant to Turn Parkway Theatre into Film Center

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    Rendering of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Film Center (Ziger/Snead Architects)
    Rendering of Stavros Niarchos Foundation Film Ctr. (Ziger/Snead Architects)

    Thanks to a $5 million grant, an historic Station North theatre is on its way to being reborn as one of Baltimore’s film palaces.

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