Step OUT: Take a Dip In a "Small Pond"
Where can you get your independent-movie fix once the Maryland Film Festival
ends on Sunday?
Well the very next night, the Charles Theater
is showing Small Pond
, made by Baltimore filmmaker Josh Slates. The May 7 screening is the second time it has screened at the Charles. The first time was at last year's festival, at which Small Pond'
s two screenings sold out.
Small Pond tells the story of Kirsten
The movie has also played in Columbia, Kansas City, Brooklyn and Manhattan. It will also screen May 4 in Los Angeles. One of Small Pond's stars, Amy Seimetz, has directed a movie that will screen at the Maryland Film Festival, May 3-6. Sun Don't Shine
premiered at South by Southwest this year.
, who sponges off friends, drinks night after night and stagnates in her college town of Columbia, Missouri. That is, until an unfortunate and gruesome incident shakes her to the core and forces her to reexamine her life. A note for the faint-hearted: people have been known to walk out of the theater during this scene.
Slates grew up in Missouri and now lives in Hampden. He has worked on more than two-dozen TV shows and movies, including the HBO movie Game Change
, which was shot in Maryland, and The Dark Knight Rises
, filmed in Pittsburgh. He has also worked on The Social Network
, Up in the Air
and He's Just Not That Into You
Filmmaker Josh Slates at The Charles Theater / Photo by Arianne Teeple
Film promo photo © 2011 Tenhoursaweek