UPCOMING EVENTS
Aug 26, 2014

Sneak preview of NOVEMBER MAN at 7pm at AMC White Marsh.  Free passes for Friends of the Festival!

Sneak Preview of NOVEMBER MAN at AMC White Marsh!
RECENT EVENTS
Aug 21, 2014

Sneak preview of PRIDE at the Charles Theater at 7pm!  Free passes for Friends of the Festival!

Sneak Preview of PRIDE at the Charles Theater!
Aug 20, 2014

WTMD hosts a screening of MFF 2014's CALL GIRL OF CTHULHU with director Chris LaMartina at 8pm at WTMD Headquarters.

Screening of MFF 2014's CALL GIRL OF CTHULHU with Director!
Aug 07, 2014

Join MFF at AVAM's Flicks From The Hill Screening of TIME BANDITS!  Film screens at 9pm on Federal Hill.  FREE!

Join MFF at AVAM's Flicks From The Hill!
FILM GUIDE

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LIQUID SKY, 35mm print hosted by director Slava Tsukerman
LIQUID SKY, 35mm print hosted by director Slava Tsukerman
Directed By: Slava Tsukerman

Slava Tsukerman is a Russian-born and trained film director, who has directed more than 30 films in Russia, Israel, and the U.S., working in many different genres and winning many awards. Other works include the documentary Stalin's Wife (2004) and Perestroika (2009). 

Hosted/Presented By: Slava Tsukerman

Slava Tsukerman is a Russian-born and trained film director, who has directed more than 30 films in Russia, Israel, and the U.S., working in many different genres and winning many awards. Other works include the documentary Stalin's Wife (2004) and Perestroika (2009). 

Run Time: 112 Minutes

While Maryland Film Festival is primarily devoted to emerging films, each year has also featured an exciting array of revival screenings. MFF 2014 has become a mecca for cult-film fans, boasting Putney Swope hosted by DJ Spooky, Barbarella hosted by Matmos, and this special screening of Liquid Sky with director Slava Tsukerman presenting his own 35mm print.

For the uninitiated, Liquid Sky is a high-concept science-fiction film set in early ‘80s Manhattan against a new-wave backdrop. Model Margaret and her rival Jimmy (both played by co-screenwriter Anne Carlisle) navigate a nightlife ruled by music, sex, and heroin—disrupted by a tiny alien spacecraft also in search of highs. When the aliens discover the endorphins released in the human brain during orgasm provide a more powerful kick than even heroin, carnage ensues.

Liquid Sky was the highest-grossing independent film of 1983, and has gone on to enjoy a singular status in the world of cult film. Known for its eerie electronic soundtrack, brash neon post-punk aesthetic, and as a time capsule of a crucial moment in the downtown New York arts scene, the film was also far ahead of its time in its unfettered exploration of sexuality and gender. It’s with great pleasure that we welcome to Baltimore Slava Tsukerman, to present a little independent genre film that has taken on a life of legendary proportions. (Eric Allen Hatch)

The Q+A following the film will be moderated by Tsukerman’s colleague, filmmaker Clay Liford (director of MFF features Earthling and Wuss, and shorts My Mom Smokes Weed and Slash).

(1982, 112 minutes, presented on 35mm)

 

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Screenings
May 09, 2014
LIQUID SKY, 35mm print hosted by director Slava Tsukerman
10:30 PM
MICA Brown Center