Ruby Grantees and Jurors Theo Anthony, Ramona Diaz, and Matthew Porterfield featured at Maryland Film Festival

2017 Maryland Film Festival

Rubys grantees and jurors representing at the 2017 Maryland Film Festival May 3-7 include Theo Anthony, Ramona Diaz, and Matthew Porterfield.
Theo Anthony’s (2016 media arts) Rat Film is a feature-length documentary that uses the rat — as well as the humans that love them, live with them, and kill them — to explore the history of Baltimore. Theo is also participating on the May 6 panel Rat Rubout.

Ramona Diaz’ (2014 media arts juror) Motherland takes us into one of the world’s busiest maternity wards — Manila’s National Maternity Hospital.

Matthew Porterfield (2014 media arts) is participating on the May 6 panel Relation to Place: Narrative Filmmaking and the Cinematic Landscape.

In addition Film/ Ruby news: Agnes Moon’s (2015 media arts) I Am Learning to Abandon the World is screening this month at both the Motivate Underground Film Festival (Harrisburg, PA) and the San Francisco Sex Worker Film and Arts FestivalI Am Learning to Abandon the World is a 16mm, silent film composed of the non-explicit shots culled from a trove of vintage “adult” films that create a narrative that studies female subjectivity, mood without action, and that which cannot be represented.

The Rubys Artist Project Grants were conceived and initiated with start-up funding from the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation and are a program of the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance.

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