A Baltimore restaurant owner hears an unlikely tale about a spaceship that was built in his garage back in 1928. Rocket to Venus follows life-long friends as they unravel a mystery a century in the making, while opening a window into Baltimore’s quirky and eclectic past.
Everything moves in the universe. The planets spin and orbit their stars. Stars orbit each other and crash into each other. Galaxies rotate, they merge together…
Through this documentary, several NASA scientists explain the motions of the Universe in an animated way.
A woman of color heals through dance…And uses social media to do the same for others
Real people. Real stories . Real lives. This short documentary combines the realness of cinema verité and videologue with the sometimes imaginary world of social media and animation content to follow the journey of a trauma survivor’s attempt to create a healing space in present day Baltimore.
Living History, co-written by Maria Adelmann and Jenna Krumminga, is an ensemble-cast dramedy that centers on the impending closure of Kim Kawa Wigwam, a dated roadside attraction as kitschy as it is offensive—think low-rent Colonial Williamsburg, but with a “Cowboys & Indians” theme. The diverse and close-knit staff who work there devise a preposterous plan to save the attraction from closing
This virtual memorial to a demolished fountain in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor free speech zone is activated when viewers hold a tablet or smartphone like a protest sign where the fountain once stood. A multi-media world reminisces on its history including Occupy Baltimore and Black Lives Matter.
App available through the App Store.
Phoebe Jackson is a 17-year-old poet, trapped in the streets of West Baltimore in 1997. With her potential oppressed by an unstructured family, Phoebe clings to the only age appropriate thing in her life: her childhood friend, Joseph. Their moments alone help her battle her reality. As tensions rise at home, Phoebe straddles the line between becoming a victim of her circumstances and building a future with Joseph.
An immersive installation presenting a critical view of the pervasive and growing surveillance and data collection based society in which we live and its effects on civil rights and disenfranchised communities.
In a grim society where the government records and controls your dreams, an unassuming taxman saves the world and returns wonder and love to humanity.
A 12-year-old girl of Middle Eastern descent feels self-conscious about wearing a hijab at her new school.
The story of a young black nurse and her colleagues as they navigate upward mobility, education, friendship, romance and workplace politics in Baltimore City.
Dinner Party is a 3D virtual reality experience based on the true story of Betty and Barney Hill, an interracial couple who in 1961 reported the first nationally known UFO abduction.
Inspired by an original Baltimore club music soundtrack, Dark City: Beneath The Beat showcases Baltimore club music as a positive subculture in a city rising above social and economic turmoil to develop a vibrant and close knit community for the arts through its homegrown sound Baltimore club music.
In a surrealist 1950s commercial, a housewife prepares meatloaf for dinner. What emerges is “The Queen of Meatloaf” incarnate, who invades the homes of consumers and wreaks havoc on set.
As of A Now is film that premiered at Light City. It honors the cultural memory of Baltimore City’s black residents amid demolition and development. The film is a unique blend of live action and animation.
Don’t Put Her Down explores the life and legacy of Hazel Dickens, one of the first women to front a bluegrass band. Relatives and collaborators keep her memory and music alive and reflect on how her high lonesome sound inspired a new generation of women musicians.
The movie “Middleman” follows 83 year-old painter Raoul Middleman as he works daily in the studio and navigates his place in the art world. While his work is represented in the collections of renowned museums, most of his 15,000 paintings have never left the racks of his Baltimore warehouse. Middleman’s paintings provide a window into Baltimore’s tumultuous past and Raoul’s certain legacy.
A woman has been scientifically impregnated with the eggs of the endangered Loggerhead sea turtle. A local news crew broadcasts live as she nests and lays eggs on the beach one night.
This film will follow the Strength to Love II urban farm/re-entry program and the challenges they face in both pursuing their mission of providing employment opportunities for formerly incarcerated members of their community and solving the problem of food deserts in West Baltimore, as well as independently owning and operating a sustainable farming business. The film will also capture the growth of the urban farming movement in Baltimore and how it’s become a healing force for individuals and communities and helping contribute to grassroots urban renewal in relation to food justice, economic empowerment, and neighborhood revitalization.
Based on the 1000 block of West Saratoga Street, this film meditates on the lives of row house tenants including Irish immigrants, a salesman for the Afro-American Newspaper, a Sparrow’s Point steel worker, their families and borders in-between. The timeline of this story is non-linear and operates as the house’s memory of experiences lived within its walls. All taking place in two rooms of the house (living and dining room), images from one era trigger moments from another depicting the the daily tasks of the domicile, family dynamics, and events paralleling stories gathered from historical research.
When Dink a graffiti artist, t-shirt designer and raconteur, created an illegal BMX dirt track in some ragged Baltimore woods to keep kids off the streets, he had no idea how popular it would become. Now he’s hoping the streets and the cops don’t find out.
Dr. Lillie May Carroll Jackson is a herald of American Civil Rights, though too few people, even in her hometown of Baltimore, Maryland know her name. As head of the Baltimore chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) for thirty-five years, she pioneered the organization of ordinary citizens, black and white, to protest lynching, educational segregation, and police brutality. She believed in the power of the United States Constitution to solve the civil rights issues of her day, and waged non-violent battles against discrimination. The Lillie May Carroll Jackson Technology Project – Freedom Fighter will introduce a new generation to Dr. Jackson and her work via a hologram and geo-specific location experience of this great civil rights leader and her work.