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Midday at the Movies: Fall Flicks & 2019 Sweaty Eyeballs Festival

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It’s the October edition of Midday at the Movies, our monthly look at films and filmmaking.  Tom  begins the show by noting that the Maryland Film Festival has named interim executive director Sandra L. Gibson as its new permanent director.

Then, MdFF founder and retired director Jed Dietz joins Tom to discuss the crop of new fall films showing this weekend on local screens, including Joker, Judy, Ad Astra, Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice, and Monos, among others.  

After the break, Tom and Jed are joined by Phil Davis, a Baltimore filmmaker, TowsonU. professor of film and animation, and the founding director of the Sweaty Eyeballs Animation Festival, a newly expanded 3-day event running Oct. 4-6 at the Parkway. We also speak by phone with Portland-based animator Joanna Priestley, the Festival's visiting guest artist and director-producer of 30 award-winning animated films.  She shares her perspectives on the weekend festival and trends in the artform.

Host, Midday (M-F 12:00-1:00)
Rob is Midday's senior producer.