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Jul 18, 2014

Maryland Film Festival Presents FREE SHORT FILMS during Artscape 2014 at the Charles Theater!

2014 Artscape July 18-20 2014!
Jul 15, 2014

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Artscape 2014 Kickoff Party at By Degrees Cafe!
Jul 14, 2014

Sneak preview of Rob Reiner's AND SO IT GOES at AMC White Marsh at 7pm.  Free passes for Friends of the Festival!

AND SO IT GOES Sneak Preview
FILM GUIDE

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WHO TOOK JOHNNY
WHO TOOK JOHNNY
Directed By: David Beilinson, Michael Galinsky, and Suki Hawley

The partners behind production studio Rumur Inc., David Beilinson, Michael Galinsky and Suki Hawley, have collaborated on award-winning documentary films for over 10 years, including Horns and Halos (MFF 2003), Code 33 (2005), and Battle For Brooklyn (2011). Their collaborations with HBO, A&E, MSNBC, and PBS have garnered critical acclaim.

Hosted/Presented By: David Beilinson, Michael Galinsky, and Suki Hawley

The partners behind production studio Rumur Inc., David Beilinson, Michael Galinsky and Suki Hawley, have collaborated on award-winning documentary films for over 10 years, including Horns and Halos (MFF 2003), Code 33 (2005), and Battle For Brooklyn (2011). Their collaborations with HBO, A&E, MSNBC, and PBS have garnered critical acclaim.

Run Time: 80 Minutes

Early one morning in 1982, West Des Moines paperboy Johnny Gosch disappeared in the midst of his route, presumed abducted. With few clues as to his whereabouts, and frustrated by the local authorities’ response, Johnny’s parents launched a very public campaign seeking information about his whereabouts. Johnny’s face began appearing on milk cartons, not only publicizing his case but also helping catapult the issue of missing children into the public consciousness... yet Johnny remained missing. Over the decades, disturbing allegations and shocking theories have come forward—some pointing to a conspiracy of horrific proportions. 

The only comparisons that do Who Took Johnny justice are to some of the all-time heavy-hitters of true-crime documentary—films like Capturing the Friedmans, The Thin Blue Line, and the Paradise Lost trilogy.  It’s a viewing experience of that magnitude, keeping viewers on the edge of their seat as mind-blowing new details continue to come forward, calling into question everyone on screen and everything we think we know.  In the process, it delivers an unsettling descent into the troubled psyche lurking just beneath the idyllic veneer of Reagan-era America.

The team behind Battle for Brooklyn and Horns and Halos (MFF 2003) has uncovered an incredible story full of mystery, shock, and suspense, and their presentation of it is masterful. For those willing to grapple with the dark side of human nature and the American experience, there isn’t a more gripping documentary experience than Who Took Johnny. (Eric Allen Hatch)

 

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Screenings
May 09, 2014
WHO TOOK JOHNNY
09:00 PM
The Walters Art Museum
May 11, 2014
WHO TOOK JOHNNY
01:30 PM
The Walters Art Museum