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Maryland Film Festival and BALTIMORE IN BLACK AND WHITE Make Baltimore Magazine’s “Best of Baltimore” List!

BOBWe are happy to announce that Maryland Film Festival has made Baltimore Magazine‘s 2014 “Best of Baltimore” list!  Also honored is MFF 2014’s documentary BALTIMORE IN BLACK AND WHITE, which was named “Best Film.”  Click here for the complete “Best of Baltimore” arts listing on Baltimore Magazine‘s website.
Alongside all the visiting filmmakers, MFF spotlights a wide range of locals. The documentary BALTIMORE IN BLACK AND WHITE (“Best Film”) screened in May, and past years have included work by the likes of Ramona Diaz, Doug Sadler, and Jimmy Joe Roche. Matt Porterfield premiered his work here. As an added bonus, celebs such as John Waters, Marin Alsop, and Sen. Barbara Mikulski present favorite films during the festival.
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BALTIMORE IN BLACK AND WHITE had its world premiere at the 2014 Maryland Film Festival with filmmakers Emily Topper and Mary Posatko in attendance. Congratulations to the filmmakers, and thanks to audiences who attended this year’s festival and made BALTIMORE IN BLACK AND WHITE part of their MFF 2014 experience!

Baltimore 11x17 - screenings.inddBALTIMORE IN BLACK AND WHITE description from the MFF 2014 Program Book:

BALTIMORE IN BLACK AND WHITE is an utterly fascinating new work from filmmakers Emily Topper and Mary Posatko.  Topper and Posatko co-directed this tale of a family lost after its patriarch was taken away in a senseless crime.

In Baltimore 1972, on his way to a community meeting, Henry Selhorst, the father of thirteen children, was murdered blocks from where he lived in Edmondson Village.  Decades later, his granddaughter Emily, born and raised in Baltimore, now a filmmaker, sets out to understand what happened.

The film documents her search as she meets and talks to many people involved with the crime- from the patrol officer who was first on the scene of the murder, to various community members as well as her search for  the accused suspects themselves, now men in their fifties.

Spun like a mystery, the film deftly balances honest, often contradictory, unfiltered memories from the family side by side with a raw, candid oral history of Edmondson Village at a time of racial change. The family and societal portrait that emerges can be said as one achingly specific to Baltimore, but recognizable anywhere in America.  (-MFF Screening Committee Member Dankwa Brooks)

Maryland Film Festival Wins 2013 Best of Baltimore Award!

photo (3)We are thrilled to announce that Maryland Film Festival has won Baltimore magazine’s 2013 Best of Baltimore award for best festival!  We are honored to be part of what makes Charm City so great, and we look forward to bringing you another incredible festival year!  Look for the article on newsstands in the August 2013 issue of Baltimore magazine.

Here’s what they had to say about us:

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“There is nothing commercial about the Maryland Film Festival.  It doesn’t cater to celebrities or any kind of studio agenda; instead it’s a veritable orgy for film lovers of all stripes and colors.  Like thought-provoking documentaries?  Check out Skizz Cyzyk and Joe Tropea‘s Hit & Stay, about the Catonsville Nine.  Like moody, evocative art-house dramas?  Check out Matt Porterfield‘s I Used To Be Darker or Eliza Hittman‘s It Felt Like Love.  Like the kind of film that will inspire a ferocious post-film debate?  How about the challenging (and mind-blowing) Post Tenebras Lux.  Turning the Station North Arts District into exactly what city planners envisioned – a lively hub for the nurturing, discussion, and celebration of art – the MFF has become the must-attend event of the spring.  md-filmfest.com.”