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Just Announced: FREE Screening of VEEP Producer Stephanie Laing’s Comedy Short TROUBLE AND THE SHADOWY DEATHBLOW!

TATSDB_PosterWe’re thrilled to announce another not-to-be-missed FREE event in our Tent Village during MFF 2014: join us for a screening of Stephanie Laing‘s comedy short TROUBLE AND THE SHADOWY DEATHBLOW starring Tony Hale (VEEP, Arrested Development) and presented by director Stephanie Laing (producer, VEEP) on Friday 5/9 from 1:00pm-2:00pm!
Screening Info:
Friday, May 9th
Tent Village Panels Tent
with director Stephanie Laing in attendance!
Film Synopsis:
No man is an island-but there are always exceptions. Meet Jim Funkle. A once promising food scientist, his career came to an end with one catastrophic failed experiment. Ostracized, unemployed, and middle aged, Jim Funkle was American mediocrity at its best… until he was given the chance to choose otherwise.
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FOR THE LOVE OF MOVIES: THE STORY OF AMERICAN FILM CRITICISM Documentary Screening + Q&A with Director Gerald Peary

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.

Screening details:
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 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 ( and Karina Longworth ( 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.