Ping Pong Summer (Tully, 2014)
Though it’s only just started to feel like spring, the Maryland Film Festival is just around the corner. The five-day 2014 installment begins May 7, and the festival has made its first announcement of 10 films to be screened this year. Like always, the selections are a diverse mix of thought-provoking documentaries and adventurous, poignant fiction with casts and crews that run the gamut of name recognition. It even includes the Maryland-centric Ping Pong Summer, “a sweet and hilarious love letter to summers spent in Ocean City,” but it’s a period piece so there may be scenes that feature swearing on the boardwalk.
Here they are, descriptions per the MFF blog:
Club Sandwich (Fernando Eimbcke) Poignant drama, gentle comedy, and a hint of transgression mix brilliantly as we observe the coming of age of a 15-year-old teen vacationing with his single mother in a sleepy Mexican beachfront resort. From the director of Lake Tahoe and Duck Season.
Fight Church (Daniel Junge and Bryan Storkel) Christianity and the world of Mixed Martial Arts collide in this thought-provoking and expectation-challenging documentary from Academy Award Winner Daniel Junge and Bryan Storkel. Read More →