You know, there are two things we can’t wait for every year in Bmore. One is the Maryland Film Fest. It’s like our own little intimate Sundance on Charles St. (Think we’re kidding? Where did YOU first see Hurt Locker 😉 )
Throughout the year though, the MFF holds some pretty dope fundraising gigs to support our yearly film fix.
Like this one, which we’re totally psyched for cuz we love us a good documentary. Srsly. :

MFF PRODUCES: Are Documentary Filmmakers The New Journalists
Documentary filmmakers, all alums of the Maryland Film Festival include: Rachel Grady (BOYS OF BARAKA, Oscar-nominated JESUS CAMP, and 12TH & DELAWARE), Marshall Curry (Oscar-nominated STREET FIGHT, RACING DREAMS, IF A TREE FALLS) and Laura Poitras (FLAG WARS, THE OATH, Oscar-nominated MY COUNTRY, MY COUNTRY).

Meredith Vieira, co-host of NBC’s Today Show, contributing anchor for Dateline NBC, founding moderator and former co-host of The View, and correspondent for Turning Point, West 57th, and Sixty Minutes, will moderate a discussion with award-winning documentary filmmakers on the subject: “Are Documentary Filmmakers the New Journalists?” at this year’s Maryland Film Festival Fundraiser!

Friday, March 11, 2011

MICA, Brown Center

1301 Mt. Royal Ave.

6pm doors
**CALL 410.752.8083 to order tickets**
All Access: including the pre-reception, reserved seats conversation, and a special dinner with Viera and the filmmakers – $250
Conversation and Pre-reception: wine, beer and hors d’ouevres) – $90
Table Hosts: (10 All Access tickets, plus 10 student tickets for the Conversation) – $5,000
Schedule of the evening:
6pm: Doors open, wine and beer reception

7:30pm: Auction and Conversation with Meredith Vieira, Rachel Grady, Marshall Curry and Laura Poitras

9pm:All Access ticket-holder dinner with Vieira and the filmmakers in the MICA Main Building