Watching a movie gives audiences a chance to capture that moment's resonant je ne sais quoi, which is French for popcorn smell. Learn the language of cinema with this GrouponLive deal.
- One-year membership to the Maryland Film Festival
- $13 for a student-level membership (a $25 value)
- $25 for a presenter-level membership ( a $50 value)
Membership benefits include free access to regular screenings and sneak previews throughout the year, including the upcoming the International Shorts Program at Artscape screening (July 19). Members also receive free matinee screenings during the Friday of the film festival itself, which takes place every May, as well as VIP ticketing access, discounts on festival merchandise, and members-only film festival previews.
Maryland Film Festival
Every year on the first weekend of May, downtown Baltimore's streets bustle as tens of thousands of moviegoers visit local theaters to watch films shot, directed, and edited around the globe. The Maryland Film Festival, like a freakish hurdle sprinter, runs for five days and showcases about 50 feature films and 75 short pieces—ranging from documentaries to animations—many of which are presented by their respective filmmakers or celebrity guest hosts. Past hosts have included Ian MacKaye and Branford Marsalis, and legendary filmmaker John Waters regularly makes an appearance at the festival, hosting a feature film of his choice. Attendees may also stimulate and expand their sensory palates with special events that have included international flicks, three-dimensional movies, and vintage silent films synced to live music.