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Maryland Film Festival on Groupon!

Today the Maryland Film Festival has the featured deal for a Friends of the Festival membership on!

If you have never been a Friend of the Festival before, you can purchase the membership at at discount today on Groupon!

If you have already purchased a Groupon, here is how to redeem it:

1. Print Groupon (or pull it up with their mobile app).
2. Email for registration.
3. Provide your Groupon ID#, name, address, phone
number, & email

Questions: email or call 410.752.8083


Friends of the Festival is a membership program that supports the Maryland Film Festival throughout the year. For their contribution, our members receive benefits like:

  • FREE preview screenings from the art-house to Hollywood throughout the year
  • FREE movies before 6pm on the Friday of the Maryland Film Festival

Here are just some of the movies that our members have recently seen for FREE:

The Lovely Bones

Crazy Heart

Hot Tub Time Machine

How to Train Your Dragon


Exit Through the Gift Shop


Dinner for Schmucks

Step Up 3D



The Social Network

Let Me In

Waiting For Superman



Because of our screening Thursday at the Charles, I’ve been thinking a lot about this singular movie. It’s like nothing else I’ve seen because of the way it explores artists. It seems straight forward- an untrained hyper enthusiastic fan of graffiti art obsessively films some of the best artists in the world, but he only likes to shoot film, not edit it, so one of the artists, the elusive Banksy, finished the film.  (There are other surprises, but you should experience them while watching the movie.)  Months after it debuted at Sundance, no one can be sure what this is- what exactly is real ? What is art ? Those are of course the key questions Banksy has been forcing everyone to think about for years.

–Jed Dietz, MFF Director

Banksy’s EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP to screen for Friends of the Festival!

Thursday, April 29, 7:30pm



An amazing thing happened at Sundance this year- a surprise film was inserted into the schedule at the last minute. It didn’t even make it in to the catalogue. The filmmaker was reputed to be the sensational and secretive graffiti artist, Banksy, but there already questions about who or what Banksy was. Questions swirled around Sundance: would Banksy show?  is it a real film or a hoax ? It became the ultimate Sundance scene- lines formed around the block hours before the screening, and movie gliteratti were fighting to get in.

The movie is just opening in various cities (Aaron Hillis of the Village Voice said: “A genuinely hip, thought-provoking work of art…the definitive portrait of street-art counterculture, but also a hilarious expose on the gullibility of the masses who embrace manufactured creative personas.” )

See for yourself: Thursday night at 7:30 at the Charles. Seating is VERY limited, and of course priority goes to current Friends of the Festival.

Join Friends of the Festival now to see EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP and more FREE movies all year-round!