Maryland Hall presents a screening of the film, “What We Need Is The Impossible” and a discussion with the director, Sam Green on Tuesday, April 23 at 7 pm. This is the final screening of the On Screen/In Person Independent Film Series that has taken place at Maryland Hall this season. Tickets for the screening and discussion are $10; $7 for Maryland Hall members.
Sam Green has been making award-winning short documentaries since the late 1990’s. This program gathers together for the first time an evening-length program of Green’s short films, ranging from a portrait of the world’s largest shopping mall in Southern China, which is actually completely empty (Utopia, Part 3), to an elegy for Meredith Hunter, the young man who was killed by Hell’s Angels at the notorious 1969 Altamont concert (lot 63, grave c). Other films from the program include: The Fabulous Stains: Behind the Movie, the remarkable story of the cult film directed by Lou Adler in 1982. The Universal Language is a portrait of Esperanto, an artificial language that was created in the late 1800s with the hope of creating world peace, and the worldwide movement of people who still speak it. Running through Green’s films is a celebration of idealism and the search for meaning along with the often humorous realities of human folly.
The On Screen/In Person Independent Film Series is sponsored by the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation. The series showcases new independent American films and their respective filmmakers to communities across the mid-Atlantic region.
Maryland Hall is supported by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency funded by the State of Maryland and the National Endowment for the Arts, and a grant from the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County. Additional support comes from sponsors including: COMCAST, Inovalon, Inc., ARINC, Bay Ridge Wine and Spirits, Towne Transport, Verizon, Wells Fargo, Sandy Spring Bank, M&T Bank, Loews Annapolis Hotel, Severn Savings Bank, Corporate Office Properties Trust, The Law Offices of Alexander & Cleaver and BankAnnapolis.
For more information or to order tickets, contact the Maryland Hall Box Office at 410-280-5640 or visit www.marylandhall.org. Box office hours are Monday – Friday from noon – 5 pm. Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts is located at 801 Chase Street, Annapolis.