The Annapolis Film Festival has plenty of viewing for teens and some for families when it rolls out the red carpet March 27-30 at difference venues around Annapolis. There is even a deal for students: $40 for a four-day pass.
This year’s festival includes 70 films in four days.
A few films teens might like include “Druid Peak,” a coming-of-age movie about a 16-year-old bully sent to live with his dad who is a biologist on Yellowstone’s wolf reintroduction program; “Maidentrip,” the story of 14-year-old Laura Dekker who sets out on a two-year voyage in pursuit of her dream to be the youngest person to sail around the world; and “William and the Windmill,” a film about a 14-year-old who teaches himself to build a power-generating windmill from junk parts, successfully rescuing his family from poverty and famine and becoming an energy icon for the developing world.
There are also shorts such as “Baxter,” about an obsessive-compulsive raccoon that happens upon an unattended sweet shop, and “A Christmas Moose” about a moose that wants nothing more than to be part of Santa’s sleigh team.
An African American Storytellers Showcase will be at 6:30 p.m. on Friday night at Maryland Hall. There will be clips from different films, documentaries, and works of black actors and storytellers. The panel will be moderated by Ambassador Shabazz, Malcolm X’s oldest daughter. A student showcase on Sunday from 2:30-4:30 p.m. in the gym at Maryland Hall will be free to the public.
A four-day pass is $80 for adults and $40 for students. Individual tickets for adults are $12 for a block of films and panels. Student tickets are $8. Tickets for opening night are $20 for students and $30 for adults. Visit the Annapolis Film Festival website for details.