May 06, 2015

The 16th annual Maryland Film Festival will take place May 6-10, 2015!

Save the Date for MFF 2015!
Dec 15, 2014

Sumit your film to MFF 2015! For more information, visit mdfilmfest.com/submissions.

Deadline to Submit Your Film to MFF is 12/15/14!
Oct 17, 2014

Sweaty Eyeballs Animation Invitational returns to Baltimore!  7:30pm at MICA's Falvey Hall.  Free for Friends of the Festival!

Sweaty Eyeballs Animation Invitational Returns!
Sep 25, 2014

HELLION screening with Kat Candler at Stevenson University's Soundstage.  7pm reception, 8pm screening. Free but space is limited.

Screening MFF 2014's HELLION with Kat Candler

Click here to download the complete MFF 2014 Program Book
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BARBARELLA, 35mm print hosted by Matmos
BARBARELLA, 35mm print hosted by Matmos
Directed By: Roger Vadim
Hosted/Presented By: Matmos

Matmos is M.C. Schmidt and Drew Daniel, aided and abetted by many others. Currently based in Baltimore, the duo formed in San Francisco in the mid 1990s, and self-released their debut album in 1997. Marrying the conceptual tactics and noisy textures of object-based musique concrete to a rhythmic matrix rooted in electronic pop music, the two quickly became known for their highly unusual sound sources. In 2001 they were asked to collaborate with the Icelandic singer Bjork on her “Vespertine” album, and subsequently embarked on two world tours as part of her band. Their many highly acclaimed albums include A Chance to Cut Is A Chance to Cure (2001), The Civil War (2003), and Supreme Balloon (2008). Their most recent album, The Marriage of True Minds, was released in 2013 by Thrill Jockey Records.

Run Time: 98 Minutes
Starring: Jane Fonda, Ugo Tognazzi, Anita Pallenberg, Milo O'Shea, Marcel Marceau, David Hemmings

One of the highlights of programming each year’s Maryland Film Festival is inviting guest hosts known best for work outside the realm of film to curate and host a favorite movie, and it’s a particular pleasure when the choices are as inspired as this year’s. MFF has two films guest-hosted by musicians in our 2014 edition—the other being DJ Spooky’s presentation of Putney Swope—and by sheer coincidence, both dip into the well of late-1960s cult favorites.

Barbarella is an ecstatic film with an impressive pedigree, a delirious, sex-fueled product of some of the era’s prominent countercultural icons and free spirits: lead actress and activist Jane Fonda; screenwriter Terry Southern (whose film credits include Dr. Strangelove, The Loved One, End of the Road, and Easy Rider); and director Roger Vadim, as well-known for his tempestuous marriages to leading ladies Fonda and Brigitte Bardot as he is films like And God Created Woman and Pretty Maids All in a Row.

An irreverent sci-fi film that operates as pure pop pleasure, Barbarella has been a source of direct inspiration on Baltimore-based electronic-music duo Drew Daniel and M.C. Schmidt: as part of Barbarella’s mission to stop the dastardly plans of mad scientist Durand Durand (!), she must survive the decadent city Sogo’s evil slime, Matmos (!!!).  It’s a joy to present a 35mm print of Barbarella hosted by two innovative experimental musicians who know how to party. Whether it’s your first time seeing the film or your hundredth, come join us in submitting to the irrepressible adventures of Barbarella and dashing rebel leader Dildano! (Eric Allen Hatch)



May 10, 2014
BARBARELLA, 35mm print hosted by Matmos
10:00 PM
MICA Brown Center