Posted March 24, 2016

Annapolis Film Festivals Roll Out the Red Carpet

This weekend will be a big one for film fans as Annapolis rolls out the red carpet for their annual film festival. The Annapolis Film Festival -- March 31 - April 3 -- has quickly grown to be a real player in the film festival world. "It's just our fourth year," says festival director Patti White, "but you'd never know it. This thing came on big." The festival drew 2,500 attendees in its first year and grew to more than 7,500 in its second and third. This year, White expects it to be even bigger. "We've got a top-notch slate of films and amazing industry panels," she adds. "Being in Annapolis, we've got such a great destination, we are very filmmaker friendly." For show times, tickets and more, visit


Posted February 5, 2016

Maryland Film Festival (MFF) 2016 All- Access Passes Now On Sale to General Public! Early Bird Discount Until 2/12!

We're excited to announce that the extremely popular MFF 2016 All-Access passes are on sale at the discounted rate of $350 (regular price $375). Call our office at 410-752-8083 to order your All-Access pass today; this offer is not available online.

We're offering a special early bird discounted rate of $350 for those who order All-Access passes by Friday 2/12! After 2/12, passes will be on sale for the full price of $375 while supplies last.

Maryland Film Festival returns to the Station North Arts District this May 4-8, 2016 for five days of incredible film, filmmakers, workshops, parties, and more, and the All-Access pass is the best way to experience everything Maryland Film Festival has to offer!

Don't miss out on your chance to save $25 off the regular price for an All-Access pass, the best way to experience everything Maryland Film Festival has to offer!

Pass holders get:

Priority seating at all screenings (including the John Waters and Alloy Orchestra screenings) without a ticket and ahead of regular ticket holders;
Access to our Opening Night Shorts Program and Gala at the MICA Brown Center, Closing Night Screening and Party, and the Filmmakers Lounge!


Call us at 410-752-8083 M-F, 10am-6pm to order yours today! Don't miss this rare opportunity!


(Southern Maryland  Film Festival) SMDFF 2016: The Sequel!

Calling all film lovers! Please mark your calendars for July 15-16, 2016 for the 2nd Southern Maryland Film Festival. The Friends of the Leonardtown Theater and the Southern Maryland Film Society have joined forces to become the Friends of the Leonardtown Film Festival to organize the festival as well as several other film-related events in the tri-county area.

Filmmakers of all ages and all levels of experience are invited to submit their own films to be shown at various locations throughout Leonardtown. Submission deadline will be Friday, May 13, 2016. Please visit for more information on how to submit your film for consideration, or if you’d like to volunteer to help with the 2016 festival. Businesses in the tri-county area interested in being a sponsor for the film festival should email


Talk Cinema -- Inside Hollywood -- at Landmark’s Bethesda Row Cinema

Talk Cinema. Harlan Jacobson’s Talk Cinema, America’s longest running national film series of sneak previews, returns to Landmark’s Bethesda Row Cinema.

Founded in 1992 by the nationally acclaimed film critic Harlan Jacobson, Talk Cinema holds events all over the country for film lovers who want to see new cinema first and be part of the cultural conversation. Talk Cinema audiences get to see new independent films first, and then get to discuss them with one of the world's leading film critics and commentators, Harlan Jacobson, and other notable film professionals. Jacobson has interviewed top film stars from Matt Damon to George Clooney. His innumerable articles have appeared everywhere from The New York Times to USA Today and for the last 2 decades Jacobson has been the voice of cinema reason on WFUV-FM and WBGO-FM.

"Our goal is to magnify the film experience -- to give people the chance to experience going to a film early, to be part of the culture dialogue," Jacobson says. "And sometimes we give people the opportunity to see new talent in their first breakout performances, on their way to super stardom." Special guests appear for the post screening talk back in person or via Skype.

Talk Cinema subscribers got to see:
· Jennifer Lawrence performing in her first major role in Winter's Bone.
· Bradley Cooper in Silver Linings Playbook, in a performance that distinguished both Cooper and Lawrence.
· Danny Boyle, director of Slum Dog Millionaire, in person at Talk Cinema Lincoln Center, with his stunning young cast.

Jacobson's extensive career as a film journalist and programmer guarantees he can personally connect with many of today's leading movie stars, securing in-person interviews.

Surprise is part of the fun … Subscribers meet monthly and will preview ten movies in the 2015-16 season, without knowing what the movies will be or who is in them until the curtain rises – the way critics at major festivals first discover the season’s product lineup.

In its 2014-15 season, the Talk Cinema audiences were among the first to see such great new films as Force Majeure, Nightcrawler, Timbuktu, The Clouds of Sils Maria, The 100 Year Old Man who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared, and The Farewell Party. Past films have included everything from The Crying Game and Pulp Fiction to Fargo, Y Tu Mama Tambien, Being John Malkovich, The Girls With The Pearl Earring and The Dragon Tattoo, Man on Wire, 20 Feet From Stardom, Ida, The Artist, Blue is the Warmest Color, Silver Linings Playbook and Locke among thousands of others.

Since its beginning in 1992, Talk Cinema has hosted more than 2,800 screening events around the U.S.
Pro-rated season subscriptions are available, and general admission seating is available the morning of the show for $20 per person with check or cash. The doors open at 9:30 a.m. – complimentary coffee is available at check in. The program begins at 10 a.m.

Pro-rated Subscriptions are available on line at:'s-Bethesda-Row-Cinema

or by calling Talk Cinema 914-589-7553

Remaining 2015-16 Season Dates:
Jan 30, 2016 (new date in place of Jan 23)
Feb 6, 2016
Mar 5, 2016
Mar 19, 2016
Apr 2, 2016
May 7, 2016