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!
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!

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Directed By: Fernando Eimbcke
Run Time: 82 Minutes

Fernando Eimbcke’s two previous features Duck Season (2004) and Lake Tahoe (MFF 2009) are both charming, hilarious and insightful coming-of-age stories about Mexican teenagers, and the same can be said of his latest. But these wonderful earlier films barely prepare viewers for the revelation that is Club Sandwich, a tender, quiet, and sly masterpiece of a comedy in which the adults have at least as much growing up to do as the teenagers.

Fifteen-year-old Hector and his thirty-something mother Paloma are vacationing at a sleepy resort near the beach, ordering room service and lounging by the pool. They enjoy a lackadaisical but unusually close rapport, eventually disrupted by the arrival of Jazmin, a girl Hector’s age who’d like to get to know him better. It’s a simple setup—but the ramifications the teens’ awkward first flirtations will have for the two of them are profound, not to mention the effect it has on Paloma to see her son caught up in his first stirrings of romance.

Beautifully shot by Maria Secco (a guest at MFF 2010 with Cold Water of the Sea), Eimbcke’s film is an incomparable stew of poignant drama and gentle comedy, spiced with just a dash of transgression. It’s that rare cinematic masterwork that’s also a crowd-pleaser: laugh out loud funny, surprising, and eminently relatable. With Club Sandwich, Eimbcke steps into the ranks of the top filmmakers at work anywhere on the globe. (Eric Allen Hatch)

May 09, 2014
11:00 AM
MICA Brown Center
May 10, 2014
01:30 PM
MICA Brown Center