Eric Allen Hatch, who contributed the “Why I am Hopeful” piece to our web site in 2018 amongst different items, is saying immediately the New/Subsequent Movie Competition, to happen in Baltimore from August 18-20. New/Subsequent was organized in response to the information that the Maryland Movie Competition, based in 1999 and the place Hatch beforehand labored as Director of Programming between 2010 and 2018, wouldn’t be having a 2023 version. To happen on the Charles Theater, New/Subsequent will highlight rising works from worldwide filmmakers with a concerted emphasis on presenting new and repertory titles from the Baltimore movie neighborhood. Competition picks will likely be curated by Hatch.
The press launch from Baltimore NPR flagship station 88.1 WYPR, which can host the competition, reads:
“On behalf of the whole WYPR and WTMD employees and board, with due to the Abell Basis, BakerArtist.org and the Baltimore Neighborhood Basis in addition to assist from the State of Maryland, who collectively make the competition attainable, it provides me nice pleasure to have the ability to announce that there will likely be a movie competition in Baltimore within the summer season of 2023,” stated Tom Livingston, WYPR’s interim normal supervisor. “When my household moved to Baltimore in 2004, the Maryland Movie Competition was certainly one of our most cherished and yearly anticipated occasions of the yr. We had been all saddened to listen to that the Maryland Movie Competition was happening hiatus for 2023, and I’m actually glad we will both present New/Subsequent as a bridge or simply a possibility to convey some nice motion pictures to the neighborhood.”
In an effort to ship a movie competition on such a compressed timetable, Subsequent/Subsequent is partnering with The Charles Theatre – previously the house venue for MdFF for over a decade starting with its inaugural 1999 version. New/Subsequent will supply Baltimore the primary alternative in a few years to expertise a world-class movie competition with all of its screens below one roof.
“We’re thrilled to convey a vibrant crop of this yr’s competition movies to Baltimore, whereas additionally spotlighting Baltimore’s younger and various movie scene as the following nice hub for U.S. impartial cinema,” says Hatch, who along with 11 years with Maryland Movie Competition has curated movies on the Baltimore Museum of Artwork, Oak Cliff Movie Competition and True/False Movie Competition. “Presenting a movie competition inside one five-screen theater creates a great expertise for each attendees and the visiting filmmakers.”
Assist for The New/Subsequent Movie Competition comes from the Maryland State Arts Council, The Abell Basis, BakerArtist.org, the Baltimore Neighborhood Basis and the Maryland Movie Workplace.
New/Subsequent co-founder and inventive director Eric Allen Hatch is a movie curator, critic, and distributor based mostly in Baltimore. From 2007-2018 he labored as a movie programmer for Maryland Movie Competition, serving as their director of programming from 2010 till leaving the group in 2018. Beforehand, he created and programmed the First Thursdays Movie Collection on the BMA, authored a whole bunch of movie and music criticism items for Baltimore Metropolis Paper, and co-founded the Pink Room, the group behind the Excessive Zero experimental music competition. Hatch is the theatrical distributor of the movies One Man Dies a Million Instances (Jessica Oreck, 2019) and Bare Gardens (Ivete Lucas and Patrick Bresnan, 2022), and a co-owner of Past Video, Baltimore’s non-profit video rental library.