The Annapolis Film Festival is happening in a few weeks and individual tickets and passes are on sale now! Here is a sneak peek into a few (of the 70+) films that will be shown in 4 days in Annapolis
One More Time
Christopher Walken’s sardonically witty comedy, One More Time, will open the festival at the United States Naval Academy’s Mitscher Hall. Director Robert Edwards and Producer Ferne Pearlstein will be in attendance.
Walken plays a faded crooner sulking in his Hamptons mansion over the professional acclaim that has eluded him and the trail of romantic wreckage left in his wake. Matters are complicated when daughter Jude (Amber Heard) arrives with her own problems, including a rivalry with her overachieving sister, a ruinous love life, and a fraught relationship with her famous father.
Check out our full list of films on the AFF website www.annapolisfilmfestival.net. Some of the films we’re excited about are:
Driving While Black
Driving While Black, directed by Paul Sapiano. Dimitri barely makes ends meet, delivering pizzas, when he is offered a dream job driving a Hollywood tour bus. He’s just trying to get through L.A. traffic, but at nearly every turn he’s stopped and questioned by the police. With wry comedic insight and empathy, this timely film enumerates the black experience in everyday interactions with the police.
Little Miss Perfect
Little Miss Perfect, directed by Marlee Roberts. When Belle, an over-achieving high school freshman, stumbles upon an online subculture promoting eating disorders, cracks begin to appear in her seemingly perfect life. As she slips deeper into this insidious world, she fights to regain control.
The Bad Kids
The Bad Kids, directed by Keith Fulton and Lou Pepe. Every student at Black Rock Continuation High School in the Mojave Desert has fallen so far behind in credits that none has hope of earning a diploma at a traditional school. Black Rock is the last chance for the three students profiled in this sobering documentary. This is featured in AFF’s Education Showcase, which is sponsored by the Carol M. Jacobsohn Foundation.