Maryland Film Festival will be holding several FREE events in our Tent Village Festival Headquarters (located at 131 W. North Avenue in the lot between MICA Lazarus Studio Center & Joe Squared) Thursday 5/8 – Sunday 5/11, including FREE outdoor screenings, filmmaker discussion panels sponsored by Maryland Film Office, and happy hours with local DJs sponsored by Union Craft Brewing! We’ve announced some of our free events, click here for the Tent Village schedule so far, and stay tuned for more Tent Village announcements, coming up soon!
FREE OUTDOOR SCREENINGS IN THE TENT VILLAGE * Friday May 9th at 9pm * Double Feature:
BREWMORE | BALTIMORE * USA * 2014 * 65 minutes * Directed by Nicholas Kovacic II
BREWMORE | BALTIMORE is the story of one of the largest industries in the United States: beer. At nearly $100 billion in annual sales, the U.S. beer market is ever growing. This film focuses on the beer industry from a localized perspective in the city of Baltimore, Maryland. Like many urban centers across the country, Baltimore is seeing revitalization in its downtown and expanding city limits as well as a reemergence of its beer industry. Authors Maureen O’Prey (Brewing in Baltimore) and Rob Kasper (Baltimore Beer) chronicle the rich, storied history of beer in Charm City along with an eclectic cast of local brewers and entrepreneurs. BREWMORE | BALTIMORE is not just about beer making in one city, but about an economy that shaped American culture. Click here for film website.
WELCOME TO DEATHFEST * USA * 2014 * 48 minutes * Directed by Tom Grahsler & Alicia Lozano
Each year, metalheads and mutants descend on downtown Baltimore like a brood of cicadas. They make the pilgrimage from across the region, country and world. They come to see bands like Bolt Thrower, Electric Wizard, and Neurosis, waiting all year for the four days that make up Maryland Deathfest, and then they rage.
While other fests lean on corporate sponsors and beer banners to pay for everything, Ryan Taylor and Evan Harting have dedicated their lives to doing it on their own. They book the bands, they book the hotels, they book the vendors and they book the venue. This is a peek at what goes on behind the scenes of the country’s premier extreme music festival. Click here for film website.
Saturday May 10th at 9pm
POSITIVE FORCE: MORE THAN A WITNESS • USA • 2014 • 85 minutes • Directed by Robin Bell
This exciting documentary skillfully mixes rare archival footage (including electrifying live performances from Fugazi, Bikini Kill, One Last Wish, Nation of Ulysses, Crispus Attucks, Anti-Flag, and more) with new interviews with key Positive Force activists like co-founder Mark Andersen (co-author of Dance of Days) and supporters such as Ian MacKaye, Ted Leo, and Riot Grrrl co-founder Allison Wolfe. Covering a span of 30 years, More Than A Witness documents Positive Force’s Reagan-era origins, the creation of its communal house, FBI harassment, and the rise of a vibrant underground that burst into the mainstream amidst controversy over both the means and the ends of the movement.