An old piano is abandoned curbside on the streets of New York. A hidden camera catches its allure as passersby stop to wonder why it is there and are drawn to interact with it as it awaits its fate. (USA, 2012, 5 min., Documentary Short) Anthony Sherin Get your Annapolis Film Festival tickets here!
For their senior class trip, students at the Perkins School for the Blind set their sights high: a cruise to Mexico! They pulled together and made it happen and became the darlings of the ship, shattering pre-conceived notions that individuals with such sensory deficits somehow experience the pleasures of life any less. Teach Me To Sea […]
Jacob, suffering at boarding school, spends his time staring plaintively at the wall and feeling too deeply about popular songs until he meets the unconventional and street-smart Nathalie, whose perspective on life is dramatically different. (Australia, 2013, 11 min, Student Showcase Narrative Short) Matthew Earl Get your Annapolis Film Festival tickets here!
Before the term “teenager” was invented, there was no second stage of life. You were either a child, or you went to work as an adult. At the turn of the century, as child labor was ending, “adolescence” emerged, and an entirely new struggle erupted between adults and youth. Would the young be controlled and […]
Is there life after death? A look inside the unusual and extraordinary operations of the Cryonics Institute. Ben Best and Andy Zawacki are the caretakers of 99 deceased human bodies stored at below freezing temperatures in cryopreservation. (USA, 2013, 12 min., Documentary Short) Josh Koury Get your tickets to the Annapolis Film Festival here!
In blissful 1950s suburbia, a love-struck bobbysoxer and her no-goodnik boyfriend seek refuge from her overprotective and hotheaded Old Man. A radioactive Cold War satire. (USA, 2014, 10 min., Student Showcase Narrative Short) Alex Italics Get your Annapolis Film Festival tickets here!
Director George Roy Hill’s 1973 classic about the ultimate swindle in the era of flappers and speakeasies. Paul Newman and Robert Redford are seasoned con artists, Henry Gondoroff and his protégé, Johnny Hooker. Together they conceive the Big Con, a plan of epic proportions to take the ruthless racketeer, Doyle Lonnegan, for all he’s worth. […]
As Henry and Lucy sleepwalk through New York at night, they explore and embrace a hidden side of the city and experience a momentary pause in the inevitable isolation inherent in living in a place so vast. (USA, 5 min., 2013, Narrative Short) Tarik Karam Get your Annapolis Film Festival tickets here!
Fourteen-year-old Malawian William Kamkwamba teaches himself to build a power-generating windmill from junk parts, successfully rescuing his family from poverty and famine. He becomes an energy icon for the developing world and meets American entrepreneur and mentor Tom Rielly, who helps him imagine a new future. Fame, opportunity, stress, and isolation follow in this story […]
In the late summer of 1955, Hollywood star Cynthia Beckley basks in fame and fortune. But when her estranged sister unexpectedly dies, Cynthia’s long buried secret threatens to destroy her perfect world. (USA, 2013, 22 min., Narrative Short) Dawn Kamoche Get your Annapolis Film Festival tickets here!
Ruben Dobbs and Joey Mitchell are Swampcandy, an old school stomp and boogie band in our own Annapolis. They recorded their latest album, “Midnight Creep,” at two unique locations and brought along a few friends to create and document the process. This film follows them through the recording of the album and gives you a […]
The Caritas Society of St. John’s College, Annapolis, presents the Delta Blues and Dylan Déjà-vu spring fundraiser at St. John’s College, featuring music performances by Erin Harpe and the Delta Swingers, an award-winning blues band from Boston; Washington, D.C.’s “First Lady of the Blues” Eleanor Ellis and friends; and Annapolis’ own The Basement Band, playing […]
The act of building and sailing boats made out of trees and powered by the wind is a small moment of grace in the face of a digitally enhanced world and throwaway culture. But forty years ago the rise of fiberglass boats nearly pushed wooden sailboats, and the trade of building them, to the brink […]
Leading scientists join forces with the local Inuit community in Barrow, Alaska to bear witness to shrinking sea ice in the Arctic Circle. Stunning footage captures the effects of climate change in the planet’s coldest region. (USA, 2014, 15 min., Documentary Short) Derek Hallquist Get your Annapolis Film Festival Tickets Here!
Set in rural Thailand, nine-year-old Prae doesn’t like to sleep by herself, claiming the ghost under her bed keeps her awake, but she resolves to overcome her fears when she learns the startling truth about the grandfather she never knew. (USA/Thailand, 2013, 17 min., Narrative Short) Kunlaken Mamber Get your Annapolis Film Festival Tickets Here!
17 year-old Malik Jackson has trained since age nine at Lime Lite, a ramshackle gym in the basement of a low rent apartment building in a rapidly gentrifying Washington neighborhood. His dedication may land him a spot in the 2016 Olympics, but first he faces his toughest opponent yet in the Belfast Beltway Classic. (USA, […]
In 1970, 1,500 hippies and their guru Stephen Gaskin founded a commune in rural Tennessee. Members forked over their savings, grew their own food, delivered their babies at home and built a self-sufficient society. Born and raised in this alternative community, sisters Rena and Nadine return for the first time since leaving in 1985. Finally […]
A tale of two Konigsbergs: a young Russian filmmaker determines to the have the Russian city of Kaliningrad (formerly Konigsberg) honor Woody Allen (born Konigsberg) with a statue. (France / Russia / USA / Germany, 2011, 14 min., Documentary Short) Masha Vasyukova Get your Annapolis Film Festival Tickets Here!
Grammy nominee Frenchie Davis will share her repertoire of soulful sounds at a concert at 8 p.m. Friday, March 7, in the Robert E. Kauffman Theater in the Pascal Center for Performing Arts at Anne Arundel Community College. Davis, a Washington, D.C. native and a Howard University alumna, came to the national TV audience’s attention […]