Film Festival

May 11, 2006


Here's the slate for the Maryland Film Festival. Check www.mdfilm for updates.


Senator Theatre

7:30 p.m. -- Opening Night Shorts (followed by Opening Night Party)


Charles Theatre 1

noon -- Narrative Shorts: Rinse Cycle

2:30 p.m. -- Narrative Shorts: Tales of the Fantastic

5 p.m. -- Aurora Borealis

8 p.m. -- Head-On (hosted by John Waters)

Charles Theatre 2

10:30 a.m. -- The Wire (discussion with David Simon)

1 p.m. -- Twelve Disciples of Nelson Mandela

3:30 p.m. -- The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros

6 p.m. -- Tell Me Do You Miss Me

8:30 p.m. -- Al Franken: God Spoke

Charles Theatre 3

11 a.m. -- Downtown Locals

1:30 p.m. -- Documentary Shorts: Other Worlds

4 p.m. -- Narrative Shorts: Hired Help

9 p.m. -- Wide Awake

Charles Theatre 4

11:30 a.m. -- Narrative Shorts: Duality

2 p.m. -- LOL

4:30 p.m. -- Cocaine Angel

7 p.m. -- Home Front

9:30 p.m. -- Narrative Shorts: Metaphysics

Charles Theatre 5

10:30 AM -- The Sasquatch Dumpling Gang

1 p.m. -- The Guatemalan Handshake

6 p.m. -- October Sky (hosted by Matt Stover)

8:30 p.m. -- Water


Charles Theatre 1

11 a.m. -- The Mad Magician (in 3-D)

1:30 p.m. -- We Go Way Back

4 p.m. -- Full Metal Jacket (hosted by Matthew Modine)

7 p.m. -- The Sasquatch Dumpling Gang

9:30 p.m. -- The Guatemalan Handshake

Charles Theatre 2

10:30 a.m. -- Crossing Arizona

1 p.m. -- These Girls

3:30 p.m. -- Novem

6 p.m. -- So Much So Fast

8:30 p.m. -- Sp!t

Charles Theatre 3

10:30 a.m. -- Narrative Shorts: Hired Help

12:30 p.m. -- My Country, My Country

3 p.m. -- Yours, Al

5:30 p.m. -- The Call of Cthulhu

8 p.m. -- Documentary Shorts: Other Worlds

Charles Theatre 4

noon -- Narrative Shorts: Connections

2:20 p.m. -- Black Maria Shorts

5 p.m. -- Avant-Garde Shorts

7:30 p.m. -- Hamilton

9:30 p.m. -- Comedy Shorts

Charles Theatre 5

11:30 a.m. -- Narrative Shorts: The Rinse Cycle

2 p.m. -- Narrative Shorts: Tales of the Fantastic

4:30 p.m. -- Look Both Ways

7 p.m. -- Conversations With Other Women

9:30 p.m. -- Opa!

Falvey Hall

12:30 p.m. -- Abduction: The Megumi Yokota Story

3 p.m. -- Mentor

5:30 p.m. -- Darkon


Charles Theatre 1

2 p.m. -- Twelve and Holding

7:30 p.m. -- The Eagle (closing night)

Charles Theatre 2

11 a.m. -- Tis Autumn: The Search for Jackie Paris

1:30 p.m. -- The Lady from Sockholm

4 p.m. -- Stomp! Shout! Scream!

Charles Theatre 3

11:30 a.m. -- King Leopold's Ghost

2:30 p.m. -- Narrative Shorts: Duality

5 p.m. -- We Go Way Back

Charles Theatre 4

noon -- Animated Shorts

2:30 p.m. -- Hybrid Shorts

5 p.m. -- Documentary Shorts: Music

Charles Theatre 5

11:30 a.m. -- Aurora Borealis

2:30 p.m. -- The Scent of Green Papaya

5:30 p.m. -- Hamilton

Rotunda 1

11 a.m. -- The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros

1:30 p.m. -- Red White Black & Blue

4 p.m. -- Twelve Disciples of Nelson Mandela

Rotunda 2

11:30 a.m. -- Documentary Shorts: Works in Progress

2 p.m. -- LOL

4:30 p.m. -- Downtown Locals

What's Playing


ABDUCTION: THE MEGUMI YOKOTA STORY -- This is the remarkable story of a 13-year-old Japanese girl abducted on her way home from school by North Korean spies. For 20 years, her parents had no idea what had happened to her. Then, one day the whole world learned the shocking truth.

AL FRANKEN: GOD SPOKE -- The makers of The War Room turn their cameras on yet another burgeoning political career. A cinema verite pursuit of Al Franken shot over two years.

AURORA BOREALIS -- A 20-something slacker (Joshua Jackson) must confront his grandfather's (Donald Sutherland) failing health. He is also forced to face his own past as he begins a relationship with his grandfather's free-spirited nurse (Juliette Lewis).


THE BLOSSOMING OF MAXIMO OLIVEROS -- Coming-of-age story of a 12-year-old boy from a gritty area on the outskirts of Manila as he deals with his place in his criminal family when he falls in love with a policeman.


THE CALL OF CTHULHU -- A silent film adaptation of the H.P. Lovecraft novel. A dying professor leaves his great-nephew a collection of documents pertaining to the Cthulhu Cult. The nephew begins piecing together the dread implications of his grandfather's inquiries.

COCAINE ANGEL -- A tragic yet darkly comic week in the life of a weary young drug addict who is clinging to the remnants of his once-hopeful existence amid the stink, the sweat and the unforgiving heat of Jacksonville, Fla.

CONVERSATIONS WITH OTHER WOMEN -- When a man (Aaron Eckhart) and a woman (Helena Bonham Carter) flirt with each other at a wedding reception, the sexual tension seems spontaneous. But as the conversation deepens, their previous life together is gradually revealed. Shot in "dual-frame," an advanced split-screen effect.

CROSSING ARIZONA -- An up-to-the-moment look at the hotly debated issues of illegal immigration and border security on the U.S./Mexico border.


DARKON -- A documentary about a Baltimore-area Live Action Role Playing (LARP) group and the events that take place when an upstart challenges the most powerful kingdom in the land.

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