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  • Baltimore dirt bike rider flick wins award

    This weekend, Lotfy Nathan won HBO's Emerging Artist Award at the Hot Docs film festival in Toronto for 12 O'Clock Boys, his documentary about Baltimore's urban dirt bike riders, which premieres locally at the Maryland Film Festival Friday May 10. City Paper spoke to Nathan while he was in Toronto for the festival (see our feature story in this Wednesday's paper) and he explained that he came to Baltimore to study painting at MICA and started 12 O'Clock Boys, his first film, on a whim. Soon, he was obsessed and he was offered the award and a $3,000 cash prize for "his capacity to capture rare insight and recognizing strong characters in a complex maze of urban stories." After appearing at the South by Southwest Film Festival in March, 12 O'Clock Boys was picked up for North American distribution by Oscilloscope Laboratories, the company, co-founded by Beastie Boy Adam Yauch,  that released the Banksy-directed Exit Through the Gift Shop.
  • MD Film Festival Update: Drinking Buddies goes down easy

    At a QnA session following the second screening of his film Drinking Buddies at the Maryland Film Festival Friday, director Joe Swanberg likened his status as an independent filmmaker to that of a small-time brewer. It was an apt comparison, given that...

    Artforum swoons over the Maryland Film Festival

    In a post about the Maryland Film Festival called "Weird and Wonderful," Artforum magazine all but swooned over Baltimore's weirdness. The author, Nick Pinkerton, noted that "Baltimore's fest is as welcoming as its slate is challenging, and its motto,...

    Member of "Baltimore Four" reviews "Hit & Stay" on 45th anniversary of Catonsville Nine action

    David Eberhardt, 72,  was a member of the Baltimore Four, who poured blood on draft files in Baltimore to protest the Vietnam War in 1967. For that he spent 21 months in federal prison, mainly at Lewisburg, Pa. He is a poet with three books of poetry....

    Films from Chris LaMartina and Michael Tully to highlight 2014 Maryland Film Festival

    Films from Chris LaMartina and Michael Tully to highlight 2014 Maryland Film Festival
    With the Maryland Film Festival's first lineup announcement out today, City Paper spoke with festival director Jed Dietz and director of programming Eric Hatch (a former CP contributor) about some of this year's highlights. Following up on last year's...