If it’s early May in Baltimore, it must be time for the Maryland Film Festival again. This year, the festival premieres its brand new venue, the renovated Parkway Theater, located on the southwest corner of Charles Street and North Avenue. Want to know what to see? You’re in luck! I wrote a piece in BmoreArt this week, and also participated in a podcast for Dan Rodricks on his Baltimore Sun podcast, “Roughly Speaking,” in which we discussed the festival (as well as the current movies Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Their Finest). Here are links to both pieces:
In November, BmoreArt published my first-ever print article – an interview with famed local filmmaker John Waters – in its third print edition (which you can buy at this link). Since then, the magazine’s online site has published three more pieces of mine: an overview of a recent Maryland Film Festival event featuring filmmakers Marielle Heller (The Diary of a Teenage Girl), Lodge Kerrigan (Starz! Network’s The Girlfriend Experience) and Baltimore-based Matt Porterfield (Putty Hill); a guide to movies playing in our area at the end of December/start of January; and a brief review of a low-budget indie dramedy, Wits End, from local standup comedian Mike Finazzo. Here are links to all three articles:
Today, BmoreArt published my article on the Creative Alliance‘s annual “Best of Baltimore Student Film” showcase, featuring interviews with Film Programmer Samantha Mitchell (left, above) and Managing Director Gina Caruso (right, above). The screening is tomorrow night. Here is the piece, with all relevant information on the screening. Enjoy!
Check out my latest filmmaker interview on Bmoreart, with the great documentary filmmaker Ramona Diaz, who just happens to live in Baltimore. Enjoy!
Last week, on the Monday before the 2016 Maryland Film Festival, Bmoreart published my preview piece on this year’s offerings. Today’s post is an aggregation of part of my post-festival coverage, for both Bmoreart and Hammer to Nail:
- Maryland Film Festival wrap-up for Bmoreart
- Review of Donald Cried for Hammer to Nail
- Review of Orange Sunshine for Hammer to Nail
- Review of Salero for Hammer to Nail
- Review of SHU-DE! for Hammer to Nail
Still pending is my review of Hotel Dallas (for Hammer to Nail) and my interviews with the filmmakers of all five films that I reviewed for that site. Stay tuned!