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Dan Deacon to present TOTAL RECALL at MFF!

New flier for musician Dan Deacon’s guest-host presentation of TOTAL RECALL, designed by Baltimore artist Elena Johnston (editor of Paper Kingdom: A Collection of Baltimore Music Posters)!

Ian MacKaye of Fugazi presents NINA SIMONE doc at MFF 2009!!

Nina Simone: La LegendeTwo legendary musicians come together at Maryland Film Festival 2009, when MFF guest host, punk/hardcore pioneer Ian MacKaye, presents the rarely screened French documentary Nina Simone: La Légende. This 1992 film, made for French television, captures soul/jazz/gospel icon Simone at her most impassioned and outspoken, reflecting on her life, career, and beliefs. It also incorporates performance and interview footage from a 1969 film about Simone, when her fearless, eclectic career was arguably at its peak.

It’s an intriguing choice from Dischord Records co-founder MacKaye, whose own work with such world-renowned bands as Minor Threat, Fugazi, and, currently, The Evens, is also known for its impassioned spirit and politically charged themes.We offer this not-to-be-missed event in the tradition of previous MFF musician guest-hosts as Jonathan Richman, Branford Marsalis, Will Oldham, and Henry Rollins — and we can’t wait to hear what MacKaye has to say about Simone and this inspiring documentary.

Click here to purchase tickets to NINA SIMONE: LA LEGENDE!

Read about Ian MacKaye guest hosting at the MFF on Pitchfork!

Read about it on Prefix!


Further in advance than any prior year, you can now access the full Maryland Film Festival 2009 schedule online — and start buying tickets!

If you’ve already looked at our line-up, you’ll also notice that we’ve added several titles, including our guest-hosts and John Waters’ 2009 pick!

Announcements are still to come for a few key, high-profile titles and guests — including announcements next week of our full Opening Night program, our Closing Night title, and another exciting title, both from world-renowned filmmakers! — but… Stop reading this! Start buying tickets!

— Eric Hatch, co-programmer, MFF

Click here to view our schedule online and start purchasing tickets!