On Monday, April 2nd, we will host a special screening of the documentary FOR THE LOVE OF MOVIES: THE STORY OF AMERICAN FILM CRITICISM, written and directed by Gerald Peary, a respected film writer for the Boston Phoenix.
Peary will introduce the film and will participate in a panel discussion afterwards.
Monday, April 2nd
MICA Brown Center
1300 W. Mt Royal Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21217
This screening is FREE for current Friends of the Festival! RSVP to Angie Young firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a seat. Click here for Facebook invite.
FOR THE LOVE OF MOVIES: THE STORY OF AMERICAN FILM CRITICISM premiered at SXSW 2009 and offers an insider’s view of the critics’ profession, with commentary from America’s best-regarded reviewers, Roger Ebert (The Chicago Sun-Times), A.O. Scott (The New York Times), Lisa Schwarzbaum (Entertainment Weekly), Kenneth Turan (The Los Angeles Times). We also hear from young, articulate, Internet voices, including Harry Knowles (ainitcoolnews.com) and Karina Longworth (spout.com). Their stories are entertaining, humorous, and personal. Those who hear them may gain new respect for the film critic profession, knowing the faces and voices, and also the history. From the raw beginnings of criticism before The Birth of a Nation to the incendiary Pauline Kael-Andrew Sarris debates of the 1960s and 70s to the battle today between youthful on-liners and the print establishment, this documentary tells all. With narration by Patricia Clarkson.