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First 10 Films Revealed for 2014 Maryland Film Festival incl. Michael Tully's PING PONG SUMMER

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Maryland Film Festival has begun unveiling the lineup for its 16th annual festival, which will take place May 7-11, 2014, in downtown Baltimore and include approximately 50 feature films and 10 short-film programs from around the world. The first ten feature films announced for MFF 2014 include the area premieres of a number of highly anticipated independent, documentary, and international features, including Michael Tully’s star-studded, shot-in-Maryland Ping Pong Summer; Josephine Decker’s beautiful and provocative Thou Wast Mildand Lovely; Fernando Eimbcke’s poignant coming-of-age comedy Club Sandwich; and Stanley Nelson’s riveting civil-rights documentary Freedom Summer.

Cinematographer BRADFORD YOUNG to co-host Maryland Film Festival's Closing Night Film "MOTHER OF GEORGE"

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Cinematographer Bradford Young will co-host the 2013 Maryland Film Festival Closing Night screening of Oscilloscope Laboratories’ Mother of George alongside director Andrew Dosunmu. 
 
Young won the U.S. Dramatic Cinematography award at Sundance 2013 for his work on both Mother of George and David Lowery’s Ain’t Them Bodies Saints. His other film credits as cinematographer includes Dee Rees’ Pariah (2011) and Ava DuVernay’s Middle of Nowhere (2012), as well as two features screened within Maryland Film Festival: James Spooner’s White Lies, Black Sheep (MFF 2008) and Dosunmu’s earlier feature Restless City (MFF 2011). 

"Ain't Them Bodies Saints" Director David Lowery to Host Opening Night of 2013 Maryland Film Festival

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David Lowery, director of Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, starring Casey Affleck, Ben Foster, and Rooney Mara, has been picked to host the 2013 Opening Night of the Maryland Film Festival taking place the evening of May 8, 2013, in downtown Baltimore. Lowery, a multi-year participant in MFF and an alumnus of the festival’s signature Opening Night shorts program, has received widespread acclaim for his forthcoming feature, the Cannes-bound Ain’t Them Bodies Saints. Lowery has also made waves in recent months with a series of profile-raising announced projects, ranging from a reinvention of Disney’s Pete’s Dragon to a crime drama with Robert Redford attached as star and producer, The Old Man and the Gun. 

Film About Nigerian Immigrants "Mother of George" to Close 2013 Maryland Film Festival

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Mother of George, directed by Andrew Dosunmu, and which premiered earlier this year at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, will be the closing night film for the 2013 Maryland Film Festival

Boneshaker Starring Academy Award Nominee Quvenzhané Wallis Among Opening Night Shorts Program for 2013 Maryland Film Festival

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The 2013 Maryland Film Festival will kick off on Wednesday, May 8th, with an Opening Night Shorts program, described by the festival as "an eclectic mix of work from an extremely talented array of filmmakers."  Featured short films include Francis Bodomo’s Boneshaker, a drama about an African family lost in rural Alabama starring Academy Award nominated Quvenzhané Wallis, last seen in Beasts of the Southern Wild. The 2013 Maryland Film Festival runs May 8-12 in downtown Baltimore.

Eight More Films Added to 2013 Maryland Film Festival Incl John Waters' Pick 'Paradise: Faith'

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And there is still more. Maryland Film Festival added eight more feature films to the 2013 Festival, including filmmaker John Waters’ selection, Ulrich Seidl’s Paradise: Faith (pictured above). Each year Waters selects one favorite film to present to MFF audiences. In addition to Paradise: Faith, MFF 2013 will screen all three films in Seidl’s new Paradise trilogy: Paradise: Faith, Paradise: Hope, and Paradise: Love.  

MFF 2013 will take place May 8-12 in downtown Baltimore. 
 
The newly added films to the 2013 Maryland Film Festival are:

Maryland Film Festival Adds 12 More Films to 2013 Lineup incl. Here Comes The Devil, 16 Acres

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Maryland Film Festival taking place May 8-12, 2013, in downtown Baltimore added twelve more films to their 2013 film lineup, bringing the total number of feature films revealed so far to 36.

The films announced today includes work from Finland, Mexico, Austria, and Israel, and such titles as Zach Clark's holiday-themed, darkly comic White Reindeer;Alex Winter's riveting look at the rise and fall of Napster, Downloaded; Jessica Oreck's experiential documentary about a family of reindeer herders, Aatsinki; and Calvin Reeder's surreal, horror-tinged mindbender about a mysterious loner, The Rambler.

Today's announced features for Maryland Film Festival 2013 are: 

Maryland Film Festival Adds Twelve More Films to 2013 Lineup

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Maryland Film Festival unveiled twelve more feature films in the festival's 2013 lineup.  The list includes two highly anticipated documentaries with Baltimore subjects, Jeffrey Schwarz's loving and definitive portrait I Am Divine (photo above), and Joe Tropea and Skizz Cyzyk's Catonsville Nine documentary Hit & Stay.   

Also featured are a wide range of international films including Augustine (France), Berberian Sound Studio (UK), Post Tenebras Lux (Mexico), and Watchtower (Turkey); Sundance 2013 breakthrough dramas A Teacher and This Is Martin Bonner; and the latest from David Gordon Green, Prince Avalanche.

MFF 2013 will take place May 8-12 in downtown Baltimore.

The latest announced titles for MFF 2013 are:

Maryland Film Festival Unveils First 12 Films for 2013 Festival

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Maryland Film Festival has begun releasing the lineup for the 15th annual festival, which will take place May 8-12, 2013 in downtown Baltimore and include over 50 feature films and 10 short-film programs from around the world. 

The first dozen feature films announced include several highly anticipated made-in-Baltimore films, among them Matt Porterfield's art-house drama I Used to Be Darkerand Lotfy Nathan's gritty documentary 12 O'Clock Boys (pictured above). Also on tap for MFF 2013 are Bobcat Goldthwait's Bigfoot-themed Willow Creek, and a diverse spectrum of films launched at Sundance 2013, including Andrew Bujalski's Computer Chess, Lynn Shelton's Touchy Feely, Yen Tan's Pit Stop, and Eliza Hittman's It Felt Like Love.

The first twelve films announced for MFF 2013 are:

DARK HORSE Starring Selma Blair and Christopher Walken to Close 2012 Maryland Film Festival

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DARK HORSE, described as the latest "sad comedy" by filmmaker Todd Solondz,has been selected as the Closing Night film of the 2012 Maryland Film Festival scheduled to run May 3-6 in downtown Baltimore. The film, starring Jordan Gelber and co-starring Selma Blair, Justin Bartha, Mia Farrow, and Christopher Walken,will be screened on the evening of Sunday, May 6th in the historic Charles Theater, with Solondz and members of his cast presenting.

Abe (Jordan Gelber), is an overgrown and selfish man-child who, firmly on the far side of 30, still lives at home, working for his father and collecting toys. Deeply lonely yet full of blustery delusions of grandeur, Abe aggressively pursues troubled beauty Miranda (Selma Blair). In a moment of weakness, she goes along with his advances, built around his grandiose vision of a life together in his room full of collectibles. This stroke of good fortune surprises no one more than Abe’s long-suffering parents (a note-perfect pairing of Mia Farrow and Christopher Walken)—until, that is, things begin to unravel. [via MFF]

The Opening Night program, which each year since 2004 the festival has dedicated to a program of short films, will take place the evening of Thursday, May 3rd in the Maryland Institute College of Art's Brown Center, with each film presented by its director.

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