TONIGHT - WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30
Celebrated Summer Records turns 11 and is partnering with MdFF to mark the ocassion with a showing of one of our favorite movies: QUADROPHENIA! 9PM on The Big Screen 35MM Print! Quadrophenia is a 1979 British drama film, loosely based on the 1973 rock opera of the same name by The Who. Tickets are available online and on-site at the SNF Parkway!
THURSDAY, AUGUST 31
We are excited to conclude our FREE THURSDAYS in August series with Donna Deitch's landmark LGBT film DESERT HEARTS. No ticket required - seats are first-come, first-served!
Destined to be the most audacious, absurdist feature debut of the year, Janicza Bravo’s brilliant, black-as-the-void comedy chronicles the singularly strange travails of neurotic (to put it mildly) failed actor Isaac (Gelman). When his blind girlfriend (Greer) walks out on him, Isaac’s life goes into freefall as he directs an unhinged staging of Chekhov’s The Seagull, attends the Passover Seder from hell (culminating in a weirdly catchy sing-along about matzo balls), and attempts to woo a new flame (Long). As unnerving as it is subversively funny, with startlingly stylized visuals and off-the-wall musical cues, Lemon has the earmarks of a cult classic in the making. Starts Friday, September 1 - mdfilmfest.com for info
The new film by Bertrand Bonello (Saint Laurent, House of Pleasures) is a terrorism thriller like no other. We first follow a group of tense, shifty adolescents as they prowl the streets and subways of Paris, learning through carefully delineated sequences that they’re already well underway with a bombing plot. And then it becomes something familiar, yet altogether different, as these subversives tuck away inside a shopping mall and lose themselves in consumer culture - clothes, televisions, toys, and a stirring soundtrack that includes Blondie, Chief Keef, Shirley Bassey, Bonello’s menacing electronic score, and Willow Smith. Will they survive the unseen, encroaching authorities? Or, as the walls close in, will they even survive each other? Nocturama forgoes easy answers, making way for one of the 21st century’s most stunning cinematic experiences. Starts Friday, September 1 - visit mdfilmfest.com for info
A political thriller based on a true story. Weeks before the 2011 Egyptian revolution, Noredin (Fares Fares), a police officer in Cairo’s corrupt system, investigates the murder of a famous club singer at the Nile Hilton Hotel. What initially seems to be a crime of passion turns into something that concerns the very power elite of Egypt. Upon realizing this, Noredin decides to break the rules in order to obtain justice, colliding not only with the system but also with himself. Starts Friday, September 1 - visit mdfilmfest.com for info