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Maryland Film Fest Preview


  The Maryland Film Festival runs May 6th through May 10th in Baltimore, and we welcome Signal film critic Josh Slates to the program for a preview of the highlights.  

  John Waters joins us to unveil his personal pick for the festival, (a movie guaranteed to make you think twice the next time you eat a chicken leg).  Baltimore filmmaker Matt Porterfield drops in to talk about his new short film, Take what You Can Carry.  We meet Olivia Wyatt, who’s made an experimental documentary about a remote sea-faring tribe in Southeast Asia. And Matthew Bowden talks with us about his film, Spare Rooms, a coming-of-age story that takes place in a same-sex household in the Midwest during the height of the Reagan era.  Plus, conversations with filmmakers Alison Bagnall, Todd Rohal, and Nathan Silver.

Aaron creates and produces original radio programs and podcasts for WYPR. His current project is The Maryland Curiosity Bureau. Aaron's neighborhood documentary series, Out of the Blocks, earned the 2018 national Edward R Murrow Award. His past work includes the long-running weekly cultural program, The Signal, and the Smithsonian Folkways Recordings series, Tapestry of the Times. Aaron's stories have aired nationally on NPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered.