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John Waters in Town for Maryland Film Festival: Full Schedule

The festival opens tonight and runs through Sunday at seven venues in Baltimore.

The 16th annual Maryland Film Festival kicks off Wednesday night Credit: Festival website
The 16th annual Maryland Film Festival kicks off Wednesday night Credit: Festival website

This week's annual Maryland Film Festival offers an array of cinema styles, plus a switch from its home at the Charles Theatre to seven venues in the Baltimore area.

The festival opens tonight and runs through Sunday. Last year's event attracted an estimated 20,000 patron, says The Baltimore Sun.

Hometown boy and avant-garde filmmaker John Waters will be at the festival on Friday evening to present the French film "Abuse of Weakness."

The film festival venues are:
  • Film Festival Tent Village & Box Office, 131 W. North Ave., in the lot between MICA Lazarus Studio Center and Joe Squared
  • Mica Lazarus Studio Center,131 W. North Ave., next to the Tent Village: venue is on the ground floor. (Seats 135)
  • Windup Space, 12 W. North Ave., at the NW corner of Charles St. & North Ave. (Seats 100)
  • UB Langsdale Auditorium, 101 W. Oliver St., at the corner of Maryland Ave. & Oliver St. (Seats 400)
  • UB Business Center, 11 W. Mt. Royal Ave., at the SW corner of Mt. Royal & N. Charles St. (Seats 160)
  • Mica Brown Center—Falvey Hall, 1301 W. Mt. Royal Ave., the largest venue; location of opening/closing night (Seats 540)
  • Mica Gateway—Bbox Theater, 1601 W. Mt. Royal Ave., at the SE corner of North Ave. & Mt. Royal Ave. (Seats 220)
  • The Walters Art Museum, 600 N. Charles St., enter on Centre Street; theater on ground level. (Seats 420)

For general information call 410-752-8083 or visit mdfilmfest.com.


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