Wednesday, August 15, 2018

4TH ANNUAL SCHWINGO @ NEW VENUE: BUY TIX NOW

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WHEN: Saturday, August 25, at 5 PM - 8 PM
WHERE
: R. House, 301 W 29th St., Baltimore
(443) 627-3502
www.make-studio.org
CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

Back and in its FOURTH year, the beloved Schwingo! will be moving to R. House this year! As always, it continues be a spin on the typical Bingo with Make Studio and local artists teaming up to offer art prizes. At R. House garage this year, with food and drink offerings onsite, we can host double the crowd and hope to pack the House in support of Make Studio!

Doors will again open at 5 with live music, so come early to stake out your seats and to grab dinner and drinks! Bingo begins at 6. The "Ambassador of Hampden," Lou Catelli will again be our celebrity caller, amongst surprise guests.

All proceeds will directly benefit the programming at Make Studio, including our studio program for emerging adult artists with disabilities and inclusive arts activities for all.

Our mission encompasses support for and promotion of our 30 artists and their wonderful work as well as creating and providing opportunities for the community and our artist-community to engage with one another via fun, innovating programming intended to build a more inclusive community.

Make Studio is a 501c3 that has been supporting adult artists with disabilities who wish to work as professional artists in Baltimore for the past 8 years (www.make-studio.org).

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

An "all-too-real game of thrones" @ BSF

DC Metro Theater Arts' review calls King John an "all-too-real game of thrones, where loyalties are short-lived and slippery at best" and advises "Don’t let this production pass into history without being a witness to it."

KING JOHN

WHEN: Through August 19, Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 4pm
Pre-show entertainment begins 30 minutes before showtime. Pre-show lectures on Saturdays at 7pm.

WHERE:
Great Hall Theater at St. Mary's, 3900 Roland Avenue, Baltimore
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AVAM’S Mega-Exhibition Opens 10/6 on Parenting: An Art without a Manual

WHEN: Saturday, October 6, 2018 - Sunday, September 1, 2019
WHERE:
American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Highway, Baltimore

Visitors to The American Visionary Art Museum's newest exhibition, "PARENTING: An Art Without a Manual," will pass beneath an arch emblazoned with the comic warning, "Parenthood — the scariest 'hood you'll ever go through."

For nearly a year, The American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM) will focus public attention on what might be humanity's most essential performance art — the intuitive, transformative, and complex art of parenting. AVAM's upcoming exhibition showcases works by 36 artists, created out of every conceivable medium, to best express their own personal life experience of parenting and being parented — be it good, bad, horrific, and/or sublime, alongside revelations from the latest scientific research, globally sourced wisdoms, and fun.

Parents, we've all had them. Even if they were mere transient biological influences on our lives, predatory horrors, or the embodied essence of goodness and loving kindness, parents and parental surrogates, act like most of humankind's other supremely powerful influencers — religion, sex, food, government, money — each within itself neither intrinsically good nor bad, but rather exist as exponential magnifiers of intention and force.

Included in this lively and wholly honest contemplation of parenting will be an overview of historic and traditional patterns of parenting, its transcultural practice, as well as expert futurist projections regarding the swiftly evolving changes in parenting in an era of increased capacity for bioengineered baby design and robotics. Even trans species animal parenting — with photo documentation of real-life surprisingly loving animal adoptions outside of their respective species — will be included.

Next to artist Alan Christian's life-sized sculptural torsos of mother, father, and child, made entirely from wooden piano keys, will be a banner declaring, "Having children makes you no more a parent than having a piano makes you a pianist." - Michael Levine.

A rare public showing of an original Kahlil Gibran drawing created for his legendary book, The Prophet, will accompany a floor-to-ceiling presentation of Gibran's haunting poem that begins, "Your children are not your children..."

Orphans
In an exquisite testimony to the need to counter extreme loneliness, the orphaned in his childhood, Harvard-schooled businessman Morton Bartlett, created 16 life-like dolls from his own plaster casts, acquiring in private the additional skills to design, knit and sew their bespoke wardrobes, all to tenderly pose them in life-like scenarios to photograph. His never before seen "Day Dreaming Girl" will premiere in this exhibition.
Instructive wall text infused with all the latest insights from neuroscience and behavioral studies will stand side by side with ancient and cross cultural parenting wisdom, good advice, and humor — the unifying glue of many families. Comedian Rita Rudner quipped on pregnancy, "Life is tough enough without having someone kick you from the inside."

Zero to Five
Accompanying famed visionary artist Alex Grey's anatomic images of gestation, will be pointers helpful to both prospective and new parents that seek to underscore the lifelong impact on the child of parental behaviors, particularly over that most crucial period from conception to early childhood known as "Zero to Five." The exhibition and its programming have harnessed the participation of some of the world's leading experts on child-parent attachment and well-being, including Dan Seigel, MD, Heather Berlin, MD, and Dr. Alicia Lieberman. Lieberman's Simms Mann Institute video, "Ghosts and Angels in The Nursery," will play for visitors within the gallery theater.

Refugee Parents
The latest statistics on the growing numbers of families worldwide who are radically challenged to parent in the toughest of refugee and diaspora situations, will be compassionately presented. The role that extreme stress plays in generating cortisol that directly and detrimentally interferes with essential brain development and function in infants and toddlers will be shared in clear language and punctuated by the yarn paintings of Francisco Loza.

The Father-Daughter Relationship
Two spectacular exhibition features come from a sewing collective of older women reflecting on their individual experiences with their dads. Inspired by the vision of artist Wendy Brackman, they worked side-by-side to deconstruct hundreds of vintage colorful ties, one work resulting in a 9 ft.+ giant tie, "Big Daddy," and the other, "Ties That Bind," a complex, visually stunning, 96-hexagonal quilt assemblage sculpture. As the group sewed through the upstate New York winter and spring, six-word impressions of their dads were gathered, such as, "He wanted sons, got me instead."

Losing a Parent
A 72-year old artist, Bobby Adams, has created a life-sized tableau depicting his abusive father, leather belt at the ready, and his beloved and sensitive schoolteacher mom, who took her life and whose loss still brings Adams to tears.
We also will premiere the newest work, a giant painting, that includes excerpts from his mother's suicide note, created by a Baltimore-based visionary artist, Chris Wilson. Wilson was still a young man whose life was forever changed when, as a teen, he intervened to prevent his beloved mother from being violated by a DC police officer.

Parenting a Child with Disabilities
An exquisitely tender black and white photo documentation of his only child Sharon — a daughter born with multiple disabilities — chronicles her birth and life right up into her thirties, nurtured and lovingly noted by single dad Leon Borenzstein. His work reminds us of the many parents who have children who will never outgrow the need for hands-on support and care, even as they themselves grow old and may require assistance.

Surrogate Parents
From an artist son of a Mafia crime boss, to the visual testimony of a teenage girl whose parents were lost to the early days of the AIDS epidemic and was then raised by her cherished only parent, her grandmother, we herein sing praise of surrogates, brave foster and adoptive parents of all stripe, whose loving care transcends biology, as well as those teachers who so often step nobly into the parental abyss to undo broken self-esteem. As Truman Capote concluded in "Breakfast at Tiffany's, "Anyone who ever gave you confidence, you owe them a lot."

Secrets Begin within Families
Once again, AVAM partners with Frank Warren to display his selection of anonymous, exhibition-themed, PostSecret project entries. "Secrets begin within families," Warren observes. His parenting and family related secret revelations, fueled by their author's anonymity, give a visceral insight into the complex nature of parent-child relationships.

Forgiveness
This is an exhibition that aims to guide the visitor of any age to better understand parenting as one of the key, most powerful of influential forces known to humankind. The hope of this exhibition is to deepen collective understanding of the challenges and importance of parenting and awaken the freeing power of forgiveness for both our parent and child selves.

Museum director and curator of "Parenting: An Art Without A Manual" Rebecca Alban Hoffberger states, "Most of us are children of some version of Homer and Marge Simpson — the product of flawed human beings who nonetheless managed to give us some real glimpse of beautifully unconditional love. Parenting is intrinsically a truly democratic art, as even the poorest and least formally educated parents among us might excel at the wise care and loving nurture of their children in a way that might elude some of our wealthiest and formally best educated parents." In summation, the poet philosopher George Santayana wrote, "The family is one of nature's masterpieces." A special thanks to assistant and co-curator Anna Gulyavskaya.

About the American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM) is a Congressionally-designated national museum and education center dedicated to intuitive, self-taught artistry. It champions the role intuition plays in creative invention and innovation of all sort — be it art, science, engineering, humor or philosophy, and especially in compassionate acts of social justice.

LIGHT CITY IS SEEKING ARTISTS AND ARTIST COLLABORATORS FOR THE 2019 FESTIVAL

LIGHT CITY IS SEEKING ARTISTS AND ARTIST COLLABORATORS FOR THE 2019 FESTIVAL

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts invites artists and artist collaborators to submit a proposal for a temporary, visual light art installation to be featured at the fourth annual Light City, the nation’s first free large-scale light, music and innovation festival. The work will be part of the festival’s 2019 BGE Light Art Walk. Each chosen installation will receive full funding between $10,000 and $75,000.

Light City takes place Friday, April 5, through Saturday, April 13, 2019.

Application deadline: Monday, August 27, 2018

APPLY HERE



Thursday, August 2, 2018

Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower Presents “Impressions on Canvas” with Artist Matt Fenton

Final Weeks of “The Great Mystery Show” @ AVAM

The Great Mystery Show
WHEN: Closing September 2, 2018
WHERE:
American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Highway, Baltimore

One of "10 best art exhibits to see in Baltimore" - The Baltimore Sun Fall Arts Guide 2017

The American Visionary Art Museum's current mega-exhibition, The Great Mystery Show, is in its final month and closes forever on its final day Sunday, September 2 at 6pm.

_Papa Legba at the Amen Clinic_ by Nancy Josephson, 2015. Mixed media. Courtesy of the artistThe wildly popular, critically-acclaimed Great Mystery Show has drawn crowds of repeat visitors to explore mystery as that one secret power behind great art, science, and pursuit of the sacred. A "must-see" exclaims Food & Wine about this grand-scale visual exaltation of mystery as the strangeness and wonder behind Life itself. Visitors are treated to 3-D glasses to experience the full intensity of ayahuasca-inspired paintings, and then invited to enter the world of Voudou figure Legba and other deities, intricately beaded from floor-to-ceiling by Nancy Josephson.

The Great Mystery Show offers an up-close peek at the genius of mystery master, Edward Gorey's Gashleycrumb Tinies drawings through the rarely-granted permission of the Edward Gorey Charitable _Dreamspell Calendar_ by Peter Eglington, 2000. Colored pencil on paper. Courtesy of the artist.Trust. Never-before exhibited artists like Peter Eglington and Aric Wanveer are among "the featured makers in AVAM’s show [that] span many backgrounds, from scientists and astronauts to mystics and philosophers," says Baltimore Fishbowl  in describing this one part fun house, two parts cosmic dream lab focusing on Mystery as it holds the door open to our human imagination and fascination with whodunit film and books, and theological and scientific inquiry.

"this fantastical show takes viewers on a search for truth, both personal and universal, through colorful sculptures, celestial illustrations, and even one larger-than-life candy depiction of Edgar Allan Poe." - Baltimore Magazine

About the American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM) is a Congressionally-designated national museum and education center dedicated to intuitive, self-taught artistry. It champions the role intuition plays in creative invention and innovation of all sort — be it art, science, engineering, humor or philosophy, and especially in compassionate acts of social justice.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Camps for Teens and Upcoming Events @ Baltimore Clayworks

We have 4 afternoon Summer Camps for Teens happening in August, including: Teen Potter's Wheel: Everyday Clay 4, Collaborations with Nature, Up Your Game: Sculpture, and Teen Potter's Wheel: Everyday Clay 5. Register online today!

Click here for our Full List of Teen Camps

There is still time to sign up for Clay for You and Me with Mia Halton this Saturday, August 4th at 10am!

We will also have Clay for You and Me classes on August 18th and August 21st.

Click here to Register

Click here to find our Clay for You and Me classes on Facebook

Our Fall Classes will be live for registration online on Monday, August 6th!

Click here on Monday to see our Full Fall Schedule

Join us Wednesday, August 22nd, from 6-8 pm for an Evening of Artist Talks with 3 of our current exhibiting artists: Sara E. Morales-Morgan, Trisha Kyner, and Brad Blair.

An informal cocktail hour 'Meet and Greet' will be held from 6-7 pm.

Artists' presentations on their influences, inspirations and processes will be held from 7-8pm.

This is your opportunity to learn more about ceramic art and the talented people behind the work we admire.

This event is free, but please click here to RSVP via EventBrite

Click here to find our event on Facebook

We will have Free Yoga with Jamila Keita this Thursday, August 2nd at 5:30 pm on our front lawn! Bring a mat and some water.

EVERYMAN THEATRE SEASON TICKETS NO ON SALE

It's all about making memories.

The 2018/19 Season features seven great plays for the first time ever, from six fascinating playwrights who have captured those memorable moments life throws at us—and the extraordinary characters who power through. Come, let’s make more memories together.

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Save up to 20% on tickets.

With a 2018/19 Season subscription, you can enjoy discounted parking, unlimited ticket exchanges, and exclusive subscriber perks. Plus, with up to 20% savings (compared to buying individual tickets), it's the closest thing to "stealing the show" yourself!

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Tickets and subscriptions can also be purchased over the phone
by calling our Box Office at 410.752.2208

September 4–October 7

Dancing at Lughnasa
By Brian Friel
Directed by Amber Page McGinnis

Irish master storyteller Brian Friel casts a nostalgic and transportive Tony Award-winning tale of five unmarried sisters and a household framed by their strength and persistence, where “anything goes”—until it doesn’t. Step back in time to the summer of 1936, and a small Irish village, where a new radio, a homecoming, and the festive season for dance conjures a ravishing spell of ritual and remembrance.

October 23—November 25

Sweat
By Lynn Nottage
Directed by Vincent M. Lancisi

Having grown up side-by-side in small-town working-class America, best friends Tracey and Cynthia went from fun-loving schoolchildren to saloon-loving adults who work together on a steel manufacturing line. In a tight-knit community like this one, however, it takes but one fracture in its core for the breaking point of friendship to be seismically tested. Winner—2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama!


December 4—January 6

The Importance of Being Earnest
By Oscar Wilde
Directed by Joseph W. Ritsch

Oscar Wilde’s much-loved tour-de-farce receives an uproarious Resident Company revival with this landmark lampoon of Victorian norms—a jovial joyride of double lives, double entendres, and labyrinthine twists and turns. Courtships, class, and convention square off with handbags, puns, and perambulators in this deliciously quotable comedy—a madcap masterpiece about marriage, morality, and mistaken identity

January 29—March 3

Everything is Wonderful
By Chelsea Marcantel
Directed by Noah Himmelstein

Imagine a knock at the door from the hand complicit in a family tragedy: When the repentant driver in a fatal collision seeks forgiveness from the Amish family whose sons’ lives he claimed, faith guides them to welcome him into their community—and their home. But as inconvenient truths from the family’s past are discovered, can their outpouring of empathy be as limitless as it seems?


March 12—April 14

Dinner With Friends
By Donald Margulies
Directed by Vincent M. Lancisi

Like any culinary trend, relationships are destined to evolve over time—but can the recipe of friendship retain its zest if the key ingredients begin to change? Two couples find themselves grappling with questions of loyalty, individuality, and commitment in Donald Margulies’ deliciously funny, sharply observed Pulitzer Prize-winning drama—celebrating its 20th anniversary with the time-tested flavor and richness of a classic dish.

May 7—June 30

Queens Girl in the World
By Caleen Sinnette Jennings
Directed by Paige Hernandez

Lively, poignant, and dancing with heart, Queens Girl in the World tags along for a young woman’s journey of self-discovery, transferred from a protective, late-1950s upbringing in Queens to a progressive, predominantly-Jewish private school in Greenwich Village, at the onset of Civil Rights-era social change. BUY TICKETS


May 14—June 30

Queens Girl in Africa
By Caleen Sinnette Jennings
Directed by Paige Hernandez

Entertaining and uplifting, Queens Girl in Africa captures an unforgettable moment in time for an American teenager abroad in Nigeria—when questions of self and place intertwine with the realities of homework and hormones as she assuredly, hilariously navigates the energy, excitement and unpredictability of the 1960s. BUY TICKETS

Everyman Theatre is a professional theatre company with a resident ensemble of artists from the Baltimore/Washington area dedicated to presenting high quality plays that are affordable and accessible to everyone.
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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

MARK YOUR CALENDARS | Women's Performance Workshop Public Presentation!

PictureThe Strand Theater Company Presents…
A Public Presentation of the Women's Performance Workshop
A collective performance by women in the Baltimore Community
WHEN: Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 8pm
WHERE:
Strand Theater, 5426 Harford Road, Baltimore
ADMISSION: FREE! No reservations necessary!

The Women's Performance Workshop Public Presentation is the culminating event of a two-day workshop dedicated to developing a community of women. Using the template of consciousness-raising groups that sprung out of the Women’s Movement, the women’s performance workshop creates a safe space for women to talk about their personal lives and socially relevant issues.

The public presentation, collaboratively crafted from these conversations, reflects the breadth of the participants’ experiences. Come support and bear witness to our stories!

“The Women's Performance Workshop was a new way for me to engage with other women-identified people through theater. I've worked on plays with all women casts and have experienced hashing through some of the issues that women uniquely experience in the world – but never have I been in an environment where all participants wanted to reveal their own experiences with such joy and freedom.

It's a ride I don't want to get off.” – Tara Cariaso

For more information about the workshop Click Here.
*The WPW is made possible by Engaged Cornell.

Night 2 of The 12th Baltimore Improv Festival

WHEN: through Sunday, August 5
WHERE:
This year's festival is taking place at The BIG Theater, the new home of Baltimore Improv Group, and we want you to be there! Also, for the first time ever, BIF is adding a second venue -- the lower-level performance space at Joe Squared (33 W. North Ave.), our neighbor in the Station North Arts & Entertainment District.

For the 12th year in a row, the Baltimore Improv Festival (BIF) brings you the best improv comedy from Baltimore, the East Coast, and beyond! This year we have teams from New York City, Washington, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Dallas, and more! BIF offers seven whole days of shows for fans and a weekend full of workshops for beginner to more experienced improvisors.


Please join us—You'll never want to leave!

TUESDAY NIGHT SHOWS!

7:30 -- THE C-TEAM, OLGA & PLAN B 
Tickets - $10

The C-Team - Founded in 2018, The C-Team performs regularly at The BIG Theater as part of the Baltimore Improv Group's Conservatory program.

OLGA - OLGA is a Baltimore-based indie comedy duo comprised of Jen Diamond and Pam Hugi. Formed in 2014, OLGA performs long-form improv, original sketches, and duo-stand up. OLGA has performed in Baltimore, DC, Philadelphia, and New York. Both Jen and Pam love their moms a lot.

Plan B - Plan B is the longest running troupe in the Baltimore Improv Group's comedy arsenal. Expect short form (Whose Line is it Anyway?-style) games with high energy, big characters, and major laughs.

9:00 -- MOON BABY, IMAGINARY FRIENDS & TRAINING FOR PROM  Tickets - $10

Moon Baby -- We're out of this world...and could use a good cuddle.

Imaginary Friends -- When you're doing improv, you are surrounded by as many friends as your mind can handle. Imaginary Friends will take your suggestions and create new worlds you never knew could exist.

Training for Prom -- Training for Prom performs long-form improv that’s at once familiar and bizarre. This puckish troupe combines whimsy with emotional connection to bring you along for a ride that flips reality through the looking glass. They have performed in the Charm City Fringe Festival, Providence Improv Fest, Big Pond Improv Fest, and the New York City Improv Festival, as well as the Baltimore Improv Festival.

Monday, July 30, 2018

MAKE STUDIO PRESENTS 4TH ANNUAL SCHWI-INGO ON AUGUST 25; GET TICKETS NOW

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WHEN: Saturday, August 25, at 5 PM - 8 PM
WHERE
: R. House, 301 W 29th St., Baltimore
(443) 627-3502www.make-studio.org
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

Back and in its FOURTH year, the beloved Schwingo! will be moving to R. House this year! As always, it continues be a spin on the typical Bingo with Make Studio and local artists teaming up to offer art prizes. At R. House garage this year, with food and drink offerings onsite, we can host double the crowd and hope to pack the House in support of Make Studio!

Doors will again open at 5 with live music, so come early to stake out your seats and to grab dinner and drinks! Bingo begins at 6. The "Ambassador of Hampden," Lou Catelli will again be our celebrity caller, amongst surprise guests.

All proceeds will directly benefit the programming at Make Studio, including our studio program for emerging adult artists with disabilities and inclusive arts activities for all.

Tickets will go on sale beginning August 1st. So, save the date, spread the word, and gather your friends and family now! Check back here in the coming weeks for details and to see some of the fabulous art prizes you'll be playing for!

Our mission encompasses support for and promotion of our 30 artists and their wonderful work as well as creating and providing opportunities for the community and our artist-community to engage with one another via fun, innovating programming intended to build a more inclusive community. 

Make Studio is a 501c3 that has been supporting adult artists with disabilities who wish to work as professional artists in Baltimore for the past 8 years (www.make-studio.org).

Friday, July 27, 2018

Opening Friday at the SNF Parkway

Kubrick 90 starts tonight, on the director's would-be 90th birthday!
KILLER'S KISS
Only Two Screenings!
Thursday, 7/26 - 7pm
Saturday, 7/28 - 5pm

1955, USA, 67 Minutes, 35mm

Beginning July 26th, the SNF Parkway celebrates Stanley Kubrick’s would-be 90th birthday with a retrospective of the master filmmaker’s invaluable contributions to the history of cinema. The series will occur twice monthly and will showcase each of the director’s films in turn including 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, Barry Lyndon and The Shining.

Filmed on a budget of $40,000 (raised by Kubrick’s relatives), the 65-minute, black-and-white drama Killer’s Kiss is a true “noir” film, shot mostly at night in a variety of seedy Manhattan locations. The plot concerns the efforts of boxer Jamie Smith (who also narrates the film) to rescue nightclub dancer Irene Kane from the lecherous maneuvers of club owner Frank Silvera. The much-admired climax finds Smith, Silvera, and the villain’s henchmen pursuing each other in a warehouse filled with grotesque-looking store mannequins.

Kubrick’s second feature (after his disowned Fear and Desire) marked a fascinating start to his career.

“In the case of Mr. Kubrick’s own career, the fulfillment came later. But here is the promise.” — Janet Maslin, New York Times

DARK MONEY
Director: Kimberly Reed
2018, USA, 99 Minutes

Dark Money, a political thriller, examines one of the greatest present threats to American democracy: the influence of untraceable corporate money on our elections and elected officials. The film takes viewers to Montana — a frontline in the fight to preserve fair elections nationwide — to follow an intrepid local journalist working to expose the real-life impacts of the US Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision.

Through this gripping story, Dark Money uncovers the shocking and vital truth of how American elections are bought and sold. This Sundance award-winning documentary is directed/produced by Kimberly Reed (Prodigal Sons) and produced by Katy Chevigny (E-Team).
Join us on Tuesday July 31st following the 7pm screening for a special panel discussion on the film and local advocacy work for campaign finance reform and fair elections, moderated by David Zurawik, media critic at The Baltimore Sun.

Visit mdfilmfest.com for showtimes.

UNDER THE TREE
Director: Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson
2017, Iceland, France, 89 Minutes

The shade from a front-yard tree brings the already simmering tensions between two families in an Icelandic suburb to boiling point, in this hilariously absurd and psychologically astute comedy from director Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson.

Under the Tree follows a man who is accused of adultery and forced to move in with his parents. While he fights for custody of his four-year-old daughter, he is gradually sucked into a dispute between his parents and their neighbors over an old and beautiful tree. What starts as a typical spat between suburban neighbors unexpectedly and violently reaches a boiling point, soon spiraling out of control.

Absurdly hilarious and psychologically astute, Under the Tree probes the way proximity heightens resentment and malice.

Visit mdfilmfest.com for showtimes.

AGAVE: THE SPIRIT OF A NATION
Fri 7/27 - 7:00 PM  Parkway 1
Director: Nick Kovacic, Matthew Riggieri
2018, Mexico, 79 minutes

At this special culinary event, guests will have the opportunity to watch Agave: The Spirit of Nation and after are invited to sample Mezcales and Tequilas from México along with light food catered by Baltimore’s own Cocina Luchadoras. This will be a treat for all the senses, as we take a journey to explore the culture of México through film and food. Brought to you in partnership between: Digital Cave, Mezcalistas, MDFF, and Cocina Luchadoras.

Sample of brands represented:
Fortaleza, Tequila Ocho, Mezcal Vago, El Jorgorio, Del Maguey, Siete Misterios, Wahaka Mezcal.

Authentic Mexican cuisine provided by: Cocina Luchadoras.

This expressive documentary explores the fastest trending spirit in the world, Tequila and Mezcal. This journey takes us to the world’s most biodiverse landscape of the agave plant, Mexico; here families have been passing down the tradition of distilling agave for generations.From the alluring red highlands of Jalisco to the rugged mountains of Oaxaca the film follows three producers – Carlos, Graciela, and Aquilino in this burgeoning renaissance. From a bootstrap ambition to carrying on a father’s legacy, their successes and sacrifices unfurl in this interweaved story. Discover how one delicate plant can carry the weight of a nation and the people trying to protect it for the future.

Generation Parkway presents
NYICFF 2018’S KID FLICKS ONE
Saturday 7/28 - 1:30 PM 
2018, 52 Minutes, Ages 3–7

Explore new worlds without leaving the theater! The Kid Flicks tour features audience favorites and award-winners from the 2018 New York International Children’s Film Festival, the largest film festival for kids and teens in North America. Each year, NYICFF scours the globe for the best new films from around the world. Find your story in films that encourage exploration, empathy, learning, and, of course, tons of fun!

Kid Flicks One gives a warm welcome to all budding cinephiles with this lively international lineup of fun. Kick off the festivities with good hygiene and great dubstep in Party Mouth (USA), then let your hair—or, er fur—down and hang loose in I Want to Live in the Zoo (Russia). And, even if you get into a tangle, there will be someone to catch and cheer you on with the charming If You Fall (Canada).

Many thanks to Port Discovery Children’s Museum for their support of the Generation Parkway series! Have a kid that’s crazy about dinosaurs? Visit the new Dinosaurs: Land of Ice and Fire Exhibit this summer, now through Sept 9th!

Cult Cravings!
MICROWAVE MASSACRE
1983, USA, 76 Minutes
Fri 7/27 - 10:00 PM  Parkway 1 
Sat 7/28 - 10:00 PM  Parkway 2 
Wed 8/1 - 9:30 PM  Parkway 1 

Be sure not to miss this 2K restoration (from the original camera negative) of the so-called “worst horror film of all time!”

An insane and gore-filled comedy/horror extravaganza, Microwave Massacre is a real ‘80s relic dressed up like a ‘70s porno. The film’s curmudgeonly killer: Jackie Vernon, a real-life raunchy stand-up best known as the original cartoon voice of Frosty the Snowman. Vernon, playing a dimwit construction worker everyman, just wants to eat a bologna sandwich for lunch with the guys, but is forced to consume an array of grotesque gourmet experiments engineered by his shrill wife equipped with a ridiculously oversized new microwave. A bout of drunkenness and the sight of one of the wife’s repulsive meals is all it takes to push Donald to commit the titular act, thus beginning this slapstick gorefest.

“Listen, you can think whatever you want, but Frosty the Snowman shoving his wife into a giant microwave is 100% my aesthetic.” — Tony the Terror, Letterboxd

“An inept joke of a movie” — David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews