Lynn Whitfield: Voices of Women Panel on Sunday

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Solace Screens Sunday From the moment her four-inch silver heel stretches out of the passenger side of the car and touches the ground in Tchaiko Omawale’s “Solace,” Lynn Whitfield could be hero or villain. Her arched eyebrows are a cold warning; her broad smile, a warm invitation. In her portrayal of Irene, the grandmother Sol has never met, Whitfield is …

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A Walk in the Park

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Ora DeKornfeld Organ Pipe National Monument, at Arizona’s border with Mexico, is home to 31 species of cacti, including the one it is named for, making its 516 square miles a paradise for birders, hikers and photographers. At the same time, this austere Unesco site in the Sonoran Desert is a death trap for immigrants attempting to cross the border …

Film Review of General Magic

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Sarah Kerruish and Matt Maude: Directors 90 Minutes Generally Magical Some ideas are bigger than others, especially in the world of cutting-edge technology and innovation that is Silicon Valley. General Magic tells the tale of the eponymous company that set out to change the lives of billions. Founded in the early 90’s by Steve Jobs contemporaries Bill Atkinson, Andy Hertzfeld …

How We Fest

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It’s been blocked on the family calendar for months in ink: “Film Fest,” it says. By now, the Koerschner kids all know the drill. Their mom, Malina, who balances two professional careers as a real estate agent with Coldwell Banker and a veterinarian, will be tough to catch; and their dad, Dan, a pilot with United Airlines, won’t be flying …

Spotlight on Shorts Challenge Contender: Jess Jacklin

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Annapolis Film Festival Press Release Six Finalists will duke it out in front of a live panel of industry judges and a voting audience at the Annapolis Film Festival’s First Shorts Challenge: Pitch Contest. The winner receives a $30,000 in-kind production package to produce their short film which will premiere at the 2019 Annapolis Film Festival. Watch the Shorts Challenge …

Spotlight on Shorts Challenge Contender: Tracey Davis

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Annapolis Film Festival Press Release Six Finalists will duke it out in front of a live panel of industry judges and a voting audience at the Annapolis Film Festival’s First Shorts Challenge: Pitch Contest. The winner receives a $30,000 in-kind production package to produce their short film which will premiere at the 2019 Annapolis Film Festival. Watch the Shorts Challenge …