2 Must See Films

AnnapolisFilmFestival Blog, Films

It’s like choosing your favorite child – so hard. We have an amazing slate all weekend long for our 5th Annapolis Film Festival and you should plan on seeing as many as you can. But IF you had to choose two…here they are: Ella Brennan: Commanding the Table (Documentary) directed by Leslie Iwerks The matriarch of New Orleans’ rambling Brennan …

Expecting Guests? We are!

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We are very excited to let you know that these distinguished guests are expected to attend on Opening Night: Director Rob Reiner Rob Reiner, director of LBJ, and his wife, Michele Singer Reiner plan to attend Opening Night along with several prominent politicos. Robert “Rob” Reiner is an American actor, writer, director, producer, and activist. As an actor, Reiner first …

Sponsors’ Spotlight Datri and Rogers

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Meet Two of our Sponsors! James Edmund Datri (left) is President and CEO of the American Advertising Federation, the nation’s only advertising industry trade group that represents all facets of the industry – the country’s leading advertisers, advertising agencies, and media companies. Wayne L. Rogers (right) is Chairman and CEO at The Northeast Maglev, LLC (TNEM) and Chairman of the …

Five Local Connections to Lyndon Baines Johnson

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Geraldine “Gerri” Whittington, LBJ’s personal secretary and the first African-American secretary in the White House, came from South County and attended Wiley H. Bates High School in Annapolis. LBJ spoke at the City Hall in Cumberland, Maryland, “this seedbed of American liberty,” on May 7, 1964. Lyndon Johnson’s maternal ancestors, the Huffmans, apparently migrated to Frederick, Maryland from Germany sometime …

Palate Pleasers and Effen Vodka

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We will say it again: what would we do without our amazing Sponsors?! We particularly love Sally Kaiser of Palate Pleasers who, with her Executive Chef Amy Daniels, is providing the fabulous food for our Opening Night After-Party. Tying in to our LBJ theme, it is rumored that we can expect some good ole Southern soul food!  Since 1981, Palate Pleasers …


LBJ Kicks Off Annapolis Film Festival 2017

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LBJ Kicks Off Annapolis Film Festival 2017 LBJ, the Rob Reiner-directed drama chronicling the life and times of the legendary and controversial Texan who would inherit the Presidency at one of the most fraught moments in American history, will be the Annapolis Film Festival’s Opening Night film Thursday, March 30 at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts. Starring Woody Harrelson …

Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Five Locations in Annapolis: Easy to reach

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Walk, Drive, or Go by Bus Our five AFF 2017 movie theaters are within easy reach of one another. There are several city parking garages and ample free parking at Maryland Hall. We will also have two dedicated City of Annapolis trolley buses that will circle the five venues. Thank you to our theater partners. Without you, the Annapolis Film …

Dataminr Peter Bailey

Peter Bailey: Tech Talk Keynote Speaker

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Tech Talk Keynote Speaker We are excited to welcome Peter Bailey, Chief Strategy Officer of Dataminr, as our Keynote Speaker for our 2017 Tech Talk, presented by Nimble Storage. The Loews Annapolis Hotel Atrium will be hosting the event on Friday afternoon, March 31st. Tweets, texts, ads, emails, images, film files, music, photos and more: Where are they going and …

Meet Some of our Sponsors!

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We are excited to welcome a brand new sponsor this year, Dr. Angela Peterman and her practice, Anne Arundel Dermatology! Dr. Peterman’s practice is open to clinical dermatology issues and includes phototherapy, and sclerotherapy. She has been named one of the area’s Top Docs in What’s Up Annapolis in 2005, 2009 and 2011, as well as Readers Choice. She is …