In This Week's City Paper: Highlights from the Maryland Film Festival, inside the Parkway Theatre, more

The Maryland Film Festival kicks off today, and a lot of the talk is about the newly renovated Parkway Theatre. Of course, there's no shortage of great movies to discuss, too. Our annual guide to the festival takes a look at the festival's new home and some of the great movies being screened. Here's a rundown:

-Memory Palace: New home to the Maryland Film Festival, The Parkway Theatre reflects and refracts Baltimore

-The Parkway Theatre Before and After in Photos

-We're The Rats: Theo Anthony's film-essay "Rat Film" frames what's wrong with Baltimore through its vermin

-Lions, Tigers, and Blood: Garbage classic and John Waters favorite "Roar" mixes melodrama with real life massive scalp lacerations

-In Search Of: The wandering, remarkable "The Human Surge," considers wi-fi, sex work, and communication

-Cool Story Bro: "Austerlitz" looks at Holocaust tourism amid endless self-documentation

-No Closure: "The Blood is at the Doorstep" looks at the police shooting of Dontre Hamilton

-Learn How: Roger Miller of Alloy Orchestra and Mission Of Burma talks scoring silent films

-Uneven Dinner and a Movie: Scarfing down pan-seared salmon during "Fate Of The Furious" at the Rotunda's CinéBistro

-Flashback 1999: City Paper on the first year of the Maryland Film Festival

-Democracy in Crisis: The complexities and hypocrisies of the March For Science

-The Undercard: Kentucky Derby hopeful Irish War Cry highlights a resurgence in Maryland horse racing

-Death By Southwest: Kim Chase's death raises more questions about the Southwestern police precinct

-Baltimore City Power Rankings: Juan Dixon, Elijah Cummings, Under Armour, MTA, more

-Murder Ink 5/3/17: 7 murders this week, 108 murders this year

-Field Tripping: Menstruating

-Savage Love: The Leftovers

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