Maryland Film Fest spooled, ready

Schedule: Event offers diversity of films and national and local celebrities.

March 29, 2000|By Ann Hornaday | Ann Hornaday,SUN FILM CRITIC

The world premiere of a film by actress Jill Hennessy and a documentary about the career of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich will be two highlights of this year's Maryland Film Festival, organizers are expected to announce today.

The festival will also feature the U.S. premiere of a film about the Baltimore Orioles' 1999 trip to Cuba and "The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me," the filmed version of David Drake's play. In keeping with a tradition established last year, local luminaries will present their own personal choices, and John Waters will introduce yet another fabulous stinker from his gallery of great failed movies.

"The Tell-Tale Vibrator," directed by Jill Chamberlain

"Twin Cousins," directed by Rod Gailes Repertory programs "I Am Cuba" (1964), directed by Mikhail Kaltozov

"Wattstax" (1973), directed by Mel Stuart

"Cyrano de Bergerac" (1950), directed by Michael Gordon, presented by Jonathan Richman

"The Wizard of Oz" (1939), directed by Victor Fleming, presented by Joseph Curran

"My Fair Lady" (1964), directed by George Cukor

"Lawrence of Arabia" (1962), directed by David Lean

"Trash" (1970), directed by Paul Morrissey

Special screenings Slamdance mini-showcase featuring "Omaha, the Movie," "Trash Monster," "We Married Margo"

The Black Maria Festival, a program of cutting-edge independent works A program of films by San Francisco Super-8 auteur Danny Plotnik

A program of films by underground pioneers George and Mike Kuchar A program of experimental films curated by Baltimore filmmaker Lynne Sachs

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