Save the Date: BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD Sneak Preview on 6/5!
We are pleased to announce a sneak preview of the visually stunning 2012 Sundance favorite, BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD, with special guests Lucy Alibar (screenwriter) and Benh Zeitlin (director) on Tuesday, June 5th at the MICA Brown Center.
Save the date:
BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD screening with special guests Lucy Alibar and Benh Zeitlin
Tuesday, June 5th
MICA Brown Center
Q & A with Lucy Alibar and Benh Zeitlin follows the screening. This event will be FREE for Friends of the Festival, but seating is limited. Stay tuned for more information on how to get tickets, coming soon! Not a Friend of the Festival? Click here to join!
Here's an excerpt from Jed Dietz' 2012 Sundance write-up on BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD from the Maryland Film Festival Blog:
"We had all admired Benh Zeitlin's short, GLORY AT SEA, sent to us a couple years ago by filmmaker, journalist, and MFF alum Michael Tully.
But, even that couldn't prepare me for Benh's first feature, BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD, which premiered at Sundance 2012. It came out of the Sundance Labs and was written by Dudley Clendenin's niece, Lucy Alibar (Dudley has ALS and has been doing that remarkable WYPR series with Tom Hall. I didn't know about his connection to Lucy and the film until I got emails from him here after I'd seen the film).
Mythic and visually indescribable, the movie deals with the profoundest issues of family and our dangerous disconnect from nature."
2012 MFF Title ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA Opens at The Charles Theater TOMORROW!
In case you missed it at the 2012 Maryland Film Festival, Istanbul-born director Nuri Bilge Ceylan's ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA opens TOMORROW (Saturday, 5/19, at 11am) at the Charles Theater as part of its Revival Series.
|2012 MFF Title ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA|
SATURDAY morning, MAY 19 11 AM;
MONDAY, MAY 21 7 PM;
THURSDAY, MAY 24 9 PM.
In the dead of night, a group of men - among them, a police commissioner, a prosecutor, a doctor and a murder suspect - drive through the Anatolian countryside, the serpentine roads and rolling hills lit only by the headlights of their cars. They are searching for a corpse, the victim of a brutal murder. As night wears on, details about the murder emerge and the investigators' own hidden secrets come to light. In the Anatolian steppes, nothing is what it seems; and when the body is found, the real questions begin.
"ANATOLIA is a cop movie and a road movie - but mostly it's gorgeous cinema."TRAILER:
- Andrew O'Hehir, Salon
"ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA is, in a word, great."
- Stephen Holden, The New York Times
"A few days into 2012, and we already have a favorite for the new year's best movie: Nuri Bilge Ceylan's ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA."
- J. Hoberman, Village Voice
"A masterpiece. Gorgeously shot, it's an absolute must on a big screen."
- Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine
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