Monday, August 28, 2017

MDFF SCREENS FILMS @ THE SNF PARKWAY THEATRE

COLUMBUS
Director: Kogonada, 2016, USA, 104 min
Cast:
John Cho, Haley Lu Richardson, Parker Posey, Michelle Forbes & Rory Culkin

Casey (Haley Lu Richardson) lives with her mother in a little-known Midwestern town haunted by the promise of modernism. Jin (John Cho), a visitor from the other side of the world, attends to his dying father. Burdened by the future, they find respite in one another and the architecture that surrounds them. Love and personal ties are matters of life and death in Columbus, where the pair’s connection then probes a soul-searching exploration of familial duties for both parties. "Video essayist Kogonada crafts a hypnotic and intimate debut feature." – IndieWire

WHERE: SNF Parkway, 5 W. North Ave., Baltimore

Starts Friday, August 25. Visit mdfilmfest.com to learn more!


THE REAGAN SHOW
Director: Sierra Pettengill, Pacho Velez, 2017, 75 min

The Reagan Show is an all-archival documentary about the original performer-president’s role of a lifetime. Teasing apart the spectacle at the heart of finger-on-the-button global diplomacy, the film follows Ronald Reagan’s rivalry with charismatic Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, tracing how the Communicator-in-Chief uses his public relations chops to overcome Soviet mistrust, the objections of a skeptical press corps and the looming threat of WWIII. Chock full of wit and political irony, and told solely through 1980s network news and videotapes created by the Reagan administration itself, the film explores Reagan’s made-for-TV approach to politics as he faced down the United States’ greatest rival.

WHERE: SNF Parkway, 5 W. North Ave., Baltimore

Starts Friday, August 25. Visit mdfilmfest.com to learn more!


AUGUST 25 - 31: TWO FILMS BY STEPHANIE BARBER

WHERE: SNF Parkway, 5 W. North Ave., Baltimore

DAREDEVILS
A portrait of risk and language, the experimental narrative DAREDEVILS, presents a writer as she interviews a well-known artist and feels the reverberations of their discussion throughout her day. Visually spare, still and verbose, the video considers three formal handlings of language—a dialog, two monologues and a song. Visit mdfilmfest.com to learn more!

IN THE JUNGLE
In The Jungle, playfully and sorrowfully tells the tale of an unreliable narrator in a self imposed exile. This jungle serves as an extended metaphor for excessive and continual growth and death, fear and sustenance; a metaphorical space of chaos in which the scientist finds solace and which stands in contrast to the human jungle of “civilization.” Visit mdfilmfest.com to learn more!


FREE SCREENING for Friends of MdFF!
Current Friends of MdFF Members - email info@mdfilmfest.com for an admit 2 screening pass while supplies last!

CROWN HEIGHTS
WHEN: Tuesday, August 29th at 7:00pm
WHERE:
Cinemark Egyptian, 7000 Arundel Mills Cir, Hanover, MD

In the spring of 1980, a teenager is gunned down in the streets of Flatbush, Brooklyn. The police pressure a child witness to identify a suspect. As a result, Colin Warner, an 18-year-old kid from nearby Crown Heights, is wrongfully convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison. Colin’s childhood friend Carl 'KC' King devotes his life to fighting for Colin’s freedom. He works on appeals, takes loans for lawyer fees and becomes a legal courier to learn the court system. This incredible true story is based on the acclaimed This American Life piece and adapted by writer/director Matt Ruskin, with Lakeith Stanfield playing Colin Warner and Nnamdi Asomugha as Carl King. 

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THIS WEEK:

  • August 28: Sweaty Eyeballs Presents: Animated Tales from the Big City
  • August 30: Quadrophenia Presented by Celebrated Summer Records
  • August 31: FREE THURSDAYS - Desert Hearts
  • September 5: Sight Unseen presents: The Illinois Parables
  • September 15: Rat Film
  • September 18: Sweaty Eyeballs Presents: Fluid Frames


COMING SOON:

Visit our website for a full list of showtimes and to purchase tickets. Tickets are also available for sale onsite at the SNF Parkway (5 W. North Ave).

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