2012 Maryland Film Festival Breaks All Sales Records!
The 2012 Maryland Film Festival has now come to an end - but oh, what a weekend it was! We are pleased to announce that this year's festival has officially broken every sales record in our history - both for advanced online ticket pre-sales AND daily sales totals at the Box Office! We are thrilled by your response - thank you for making 2012 break all the records and supporting the work of the Maryland Film Festival!
|John Waters (right) meets Patrick Kennedy (left), the detective who got serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer's confession, in the Charles Theater lobby after our second packed screening of JEFF at the 2012 Maryland Film Festival.|
Click here to read more about our record-breaking year for ticket sales in the Baltimore Business Journal!
In case you missed our fantastic Opening Night Gala at MICA on Thursday, 5/3, you can check out the Baltimore Sun's highlights of the evening in their photo spread here. If you did make it, and happened to strike a pose at the Pixilated Photo Booth we had set up in the party tent, click here to find your images (tiaras and all)!
2012 Maryland Film Fest Press Coverage!
We have been tracking press coverage for the 2012 Maryland Film Festival. In case you missed what folks have been saying about our program, see below for more information about the best-selling Maryland Film Festival in history!
Check out Steve Dollar's excellent write up of our 2012 Festival in GreenCine Daily, "MARYLAND 2012: Critic's Notebook" (here's a clip from the article):
"Somewhere around 1 a.m. at the Lithuanian Hall in Baltimore, it hit me. Why shouldn't this be the place to have a passionate, detailed conversation about independent filmmaking? Film festivals take pride in the range of experiences they can offer guests and patrons, but nothing I've experienced quite compares with this backdrop: a packed, sweaty dance floor hopping with enthusiastic groovers, while a DJ plays deep soul classics and Charm City icon John Waters
sits in a corner having an intimate chat with a fan. Behind the rectangular bar, burly old guys from the Old Country gruffly dispense $2 bottles of Utenos and Svyturys. I bump into an old friend I haven't seen in 20 years, and he immediately introduces me to an unalloyed artifact of the city. I don't understand too much of what he's trying to tell me, but from his T-shirt I know his name. The garment bears a likeness of his pixelated gaze and wild shocks of white hair framing a bald dome, and underneath his face the legend: Rezzy Ray Has a Posse..."Click here for Steve Dollar's full article in GreenCine Daily!Click here for Urbanite's coverage of the 2012 Maryland Film Festival
!Click here for Chris Kaltenbach's excellent overview of the 2012 Festival in the Baltimore Sun!
NEXT TRIVIA NIGHT: Wednesday, May 16th!
Are you already suffering from post-2012 Maryland Film Festival depression? Then come join us for our next FILM TRIVIA HAPPY HOUR at the WindUp Space on Wednesday, 5/16!
|Come to the next Maryland Film Festival Trivia Night Happy Hour on Wednesday, 5/16!|
Wednesday, May 16th
12 W. North Avenue
Test your Film Trivia knowledge AND compete to win excellent prizes!
Next week's Trivia Night will include questions about films that played at our 2012 Festival! As always, Trivia Night is FREE to play, and Friends of the Festival get drink specials! Email email@example.com to pre-register your team of up to 6 players. Don't have a team? You can join one when you get there and register onsite! If competing is not your thing, you can just come and watch us duke it out from the bar!
* Meet other FOFs!
* Fun games!
* Drink specials for FOFs!
* Win prizes!* Film facts!