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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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