UPCOMING EVENTS
May 06, 2015

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

Save the Date for MFF 2015!
RECENT EVENTS
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
FILM GUIDE

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FAULTS
FAULTS
Directed By: Riley Stearns

Riley Stearns' short film The Cub premiered at Sundance 2013, was a part of the MFF 2013 Opening Night Shorts program, and later premiered online as part of VICE's series 'I'm Short Not Stupid'. The screenplay for Faults was voted into the 2013 Black List for best unproduced scripts. He resides in Los Angeles with his wife Mary. Faults is Stearns' first feature. 

 
Hosted/Presented By: Riley Stearns and Mary Elizabeth Winstead

Riley Stearns' short film The Cub premiered at Sundance 2013, was a part of the MFF 2013 Opening Night Shorts program, and later premiered online as part of VICE's series 'I'm Short Not Stupid'. The screenplay for Faults was voted into the 2013 Black List for best unproduced scripts. He resides in Los Angeles with his wife Mary. Faults is Stearns' first feature. 

Mary Elizabeth Winstead (expected to co-host our second screening of Faults) is an actress and recording artist known for such films as Final Destination 3Death Proof, Live Free or Die HardScott Pilgrim vs. The World, Smashed, and The Spectacular Now, as well as musical collaborations with such artists as Dan the Automator and Deltron 3030.

Run Time: 89 Minutes
Starring: Leland Orser, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Chris Ellis, Lance Reddick, Jon Gries, Leonard Earl Howze, Beth Grant

Ansel Roth is one of the world’s leading experts on cults, and has built a career out of helping former members overcome brainwashing and reintegrate into society. He’s also a broken man, joylessly slogging from hotel to hotel in a futile attempt to promote his poorly received second book to ever-dwindling crowds. So when he’s approached by a distraught couple seeking his help in rescuing their daughter Claire from a new and powerful cult family, Ansel’s anything but enthusiastic—until they not only offer to buy him breakfast, but put a large sum of money on the table.

Faults begins as a dark comedy worthy of comparison to Todd Solondz’s best, and then with a rare confidence mounts subtle, highly successful tonal shifts into the areas of psychological thriller and serious drama (without ever abandoning the dark laughs). It’s the remarkable first feature from Riley Stearns, whose short film The Cub was part of MFF 2013’s Opening Night program, and went on to be part of Vice’s I’m Short Not Stupid online program. Boasting an impeccable script and unforgettable performances from all involved—particularly leads Leland Orser and Mary Elizabeth Winstead—Faults stands as one of the most assured and entertaining feature debuts in recent memory. It’s with great pleasure that we present the film on the heels of its world premiere within SXSW’s Narrative Spotlight in March. (Eric Allen Hatch)

Director Riley Stearns will host both our screenings of the film; star Mary Elizabeth Winstead will join him to host our second screening.

Screenings
May 09, 2014
FAULTS
01:30 PM
MICA Brown Center
May 10, 2014
FAULTS
09:30 PM
MICA Gateway Building