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How to Fest Tip: Scotti on Buying 2015 Festival Passes

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In this video, Scotti Preston, special programs committee volunteer, shares her tip on ‘How to Fest’ for the Annapolis Film Festival: “With 7,500 attendees last year and only 500 passes available, if you’re a film lover get the Pass – you get more bang for the buck!” Buy a pass today! Learn more about passes.

“Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks”, Winning Performance by Rowlands

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Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks tries hard, sometimes too hard, to engage the viewer, but, alas, it misses a beat or two, despite a winning performance by Gena Rowlands, still gorgeous and a consummate actress at 84, playing 75-year-old Lily Harrison, a lonely widow holed up in a Gulf Coast condo with ooh-aah sunsets. But Lily has too much time …

Ken Burns Talks about Unique Approach to Filmmaking

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Ken Burns spoke at the Meyerhoff in Baltimore recently as part of the Stephenson University sponsored Speaker Series. Burns is a movie-making machine. This year he released a short documentary on the Greenwood School in Putney, Vermont, where, as a rite of passage, boys with learning differences have to memorize and recite the Gettysburg Address. And, of course, the Roosevelt …

Annapolis Festival Brings Together Filmmakers, Film Lovers

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I’m absolutely thrilled to have been asked to be one of the bloggers for the upcoming Annapolis Film Festival scheduled for March. Having returned to the Annapolis area after residing in Baltimore and then Ellicott City for many years, it is my pleasure to promote such a worthwhile event. Likewise, my first novel entitled “Beneath the Mimosa Tree,” took place …

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New Annapolis Film Festival Poster Art Unveiled

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The new poster art for the 2015 Annapolis Film Festival has just been released. Illustrated by the Festival’s Art Director, Joe Barsin, it has a distinctive design style. Says Festival Director, Patti White: “Joe has come up with an entertaining and new view of our City and its relationship to the festival. He has incorporated our history, proximity to water, …

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Tai Burkholder Joins Annapolis Film Festival as Festival Producer

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Tai Lavin Burkholder has joined the staff of the Annapolis Film Festival as Festival Producer. A feature film producer with over 15 years of experience, Tai Burkholder is the Producer of two separate films that premiered at The Sundance Film Festival, including That’s What She Said starring Anne Heche. She has worked on dozens of films as Producer, Line Producer, …

Annapolis Film Festival Brings Hollywood to the Chesapeake!

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For four days, March 26 to 29, 2015, downtown Annapolis will become the venue for the 3rd annual Annapolis Film Festival as moviegoers stroll from venue to venue seeing some of the world’s smartest and edgiest new films. With Loews Annapolis Hotel as Festival Central and  O’Callaghan’s Hotel as the main venue for Panels and Workshops, our screening venues include …

The Spook Who Sat by the Door

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“Get that damn movie out of the theaters and have all copies destroyed! This movie will cause a race war.” Richard M. Nixon (perhaps). Okay, maybe Nixon didn’t say this, but who else had the authority to direct the FBI to make sure this film was removed from all theaters? And why was a copy of this movie impossible to …

Of Hearts and Hope: Three Perspectives on American Youth

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Young Hearts and Minds, a program of three short documentaries which was shown at the Annapolis Film Festival, is all about hope. The actual subject matter involves blind teenagers, funerals for the homeless, and potential high-school dropouts. But the real-life stories—not always pretty, sometimes heart-wrenching—left me feeling great about our young people. “The Potter’s Field” by Edward Heavrin and Nick …