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  • True Directions, a lesbian/queer feminist film series, is a fun way to build community. Check it out this Sunday

    True Directions, a lesbian/queer feminist film series, is a fun way to build community. Check it out this Sunday
    Sara Lautman wanted to screen just one movie: "Freeway II: Confessions of a Trickbaby," a 1999 film featuring Natasha Lyonne and Vincent Gallo that tracked the escapades of two women on the run from a mental institution and toward relief from eating disorders. She reached out to Rahne Alexander, operations and development manager of the Maryland Film Festival, for ideas about where to show it. They met up and couldn't stop talking about all the lesbian movies from the same era, "what makes a 'lesbian' movie, and then what makes a movie a 'lesbian feminist' movie, but mostly we were just having fun agreeing about what movies were good," Lautman says. And the True Directions lesbian/queer feminist film series was born.
  • Eric Hatch's Top 10 Films of 2014

    Eric Hatch's Top 10 Films of 2014
    Eric Hatch is the director of programming for the Maryland Film Festival and a former contributor to City Paper. He also runs the best Twitter in Baltimore (@ericallenhatch). His list was attached with the note, “some years, obvious favorites pull...

    Blinded With Science: Hopkins brings in Thomas Dolby to 'do a neighborhood' and evangelize for its troubling model

    Blinded With Science: Hopkins brings in Thomas Dolby to 'do a neighborhood' and evangelize for its troubling model
    Thomas Dolby, looking dapper in a boater hat and hip glasses whose lenses reflect the light of his laptop, sits at a back booth of Canteen in Station North, only a couple blocks from the new Hopkins/ MICA buildings—the old Parkway and Centre...

    Sound City at SXSW

    The South by Southwest Conference got underway yesterday with SXSW Film, one leg of the tripod extravaganza that also features Interactive and Music components. Twenty-two different movie were shown on 13 different screens, and the surest sellout was...

    SXSW: Danny Boyle talks up new film Trance

    On Saturday morning, the British filmmaker Danny Boyle was interviewed before a large theater of South by Southwest badge holders. Boyle couldn't screen his new movie Trance--the tale of a stolen painting, hypnotism and violent revenge—because the...