Category Archives: Cinema

The Film Lab – April 3 – Christopher Closson

“The Film Lab” is a monthly gathering bringing together film professionals, patrons, and fans. Each meeting features a guest speaker and may include a short screening block. Every first Monday* from 6-9pm (speaker at 7pm) at Oscar’s Restaurant.

Christopher Closson will discuss his first official documentary, “The Crystal Chalice Awards,” which was completed in 2016, bringing awareness to the annual art and music award show hosted in Cumberland, MD.

Christopher “Selomon” Closson has been making videos his entire life. Though he was accepted to many different film schools, he ultimately decided to skip traditional education and learn through experience.

Rocky Horror Returns to Windsor Castle Saturday, October 27, 2018

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Allegany Allied Arts is pleased to present the cult favorite “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” (1975) with full audience participation encouraged.

October 27, 2018, Windsor Castle Events Centre, 210 S Centre St, Cumberland, Maryland 21502. Doors open 7:30pm, “Virgin Games” pre-show and costume contest at 9:30pm. Feature presentation 10pm. A limited number of “Survival Kit” grab bags will be available for $5 each. Arrive early and don’t miss out.

100 minutes. Rated R. Under 17 not admitted without parent or guardian. $8 General Admission. $150 Premium Table (for 6) includes six admission tickets, six grab bags, and six t-shirts.

Please contact us for sponsorship and fundraising opportunities. Bulk ticket sales available, please enquire by email for 20+.

WHEN
Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 7:30 PM to 11:55 PM

WHERE
The Windsor Castle Events Centre – 210 South Centre Street, Cumberland, MD 21502

Tickets available via Eventbrite or click on our TICKETS tab above!

Rocky Horror Returns to Windsor Castle Saturday, October 29

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Allegany Allied Arts is pleased to present the cult favorite “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” (1975) with full audience participation encouraged.

October 29, 2016, Windsor Castle Events Centre, 210 S Centre St, Cumberland, Maryland 21502. Hosted by our own Iva Phetish. Doors open 7:30pm, “Virgin Games” pre-show and costume contest at 9:30pm. Feature presentation 10pm. A limited number of “Survival Kit” grab bags will be available for $5 each. Arrive early and don’t miss out.

100 minutes. Rated R. Under 17 not admitted without parent or guardian. $8 General Admission. $120 Premium Table (for 6) includes six admission tickets, six grab bags, and six t-shirts.

Please contact us for sponsorship and fundraising opportunities. Bulk ticket sales available, please enquire by email for 20+.

WHEN
Saturday, October 29, 2016 from 7:30 PM to 11:55 PM

WHERE
The Windsor Castle Events Centre – 210 South Centre Street, Cumberland, MD 21502

Tickets available via Eventbrite or click on our TICKETS tab above!

QCFF 2015 Change of Venue

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Change of Venue

QCFF 2015 screenings will be held at Cumberland Ramada

Submissions closed 7/31 and on 8/1 we learned we would need to change venues for the screenings. The new venue will feature the same projection and sound, improved facilities, and a full restaurant and bar available on premises.

We have received 1048 submissions and are anticipating screening 60-75. Final selections and full schedule to be released 9/1.

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QCFF 2015 Submissions Close, Initial Selections Announced

2015 official selections

Thank you. Submissions are now closed. 1048 submissions were received. Here, including our previously announced Early Selections, are our first round of Official Selections. Final selections and full schedule will be announced 9/1.

Project Title Directors Submission Categories
JOHN BURSON MATILDA BASTE Kids / Family
MAGNOMEN IN DANGER Claudio Baste Kids / Family
The Red Thunder Alvaro Ron Kids / Family
Out of Focus Shahriar  Siami Shal Documentary
Traffic Island – Johnny Had A Boyfriend Outi Hartikainen LGBT, Music
The Santa Lie Darren Langlands Kids / Family
AntiVirus Alon Newman Horror / Science Fiction
Finding Home Derek Hammeke Documentary
Killer Tape Lorenzo Fassina Horror / Science Fiction
Ripcor: Riding with Mamils John Scrivener Documentary
Diamonds in the Rough Dominique Carino Documentary
Awakenings Bhargav Saikia Horror / Science Fiction
FLIGHT  FRIGHT Jim Politano Horror / Science Fiction
CAEDES – Forestglade of Death Slavko Spionjak Horror / Science Fiction
Passion and Vice Xu Zhang Horror / Science Fiction
One More Round Lewis Nicholson Documentary
Comet Dan Morrow, Derek Morrow Kids / Family
Chocolate Darwin Patxi Exequiel Aguirre, Kiana Naghshineh Cult, Cult
Greetings from Coney Island Adrian Alonso Cordoni Cult
300 000 KILOMETERS PER SECOND Stéphane Réthoré Horror / Science Fiction
Pest Friends Jennifer Re Kids / Family
Farewell to Factory Towns? Maynard Seider Documentary
Dumbageddon DongLiang Chang, Christopher Johnson Horror / Science Fiction
Undead Baby Eunsaem Music, Cult
I Love You, Eddie Deezen Cult
How Sweet the Sound — The Blind Boys of Alabama Leslie McCleave Documentary
Subterranea Mathew Miller Horror / Science Fiction

MORE TO COME

October 31 Cinema Events

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Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride Event Poster

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Queen City Film Festival (QCFF) Announces 2015 Early Selections

2015 Early Selections

Allegany Allied Arts, Inc., is pleased to announce the Early Selections for QCFF 2015:

Project Title Duration Country of Origin Directors Submission Categories
JOHN BURSON 00:03:24 Spain MATILDA BASTE Kids / Family
MAGNOMEN IN DANGER 00:05:10 Spain Claudio Baste Kids / Family
The Red Thunder 00:06:26 United States Alvaro Ron Kids / Family
Traffic Island – Johnny Had A Boyfriend 00:05:16 Finland Outi Hartikainen LGBT, Music
The Santa Lie 00:05:34 United Kingdom Darren Langlands Kids / Family
Finding Home 01:57:45 United States Derek Hammeke Documentary
Comet 00:05:31 United States Dan Morrow, Derek Morrow Kids / Family
Greetings from Coney Island 00:02:50 Argentina Adrian Alonso Cordoni Cult
Pest Friends 00:12:01 United States Jennifer Re Kids / Family

 

QCFF 2015 will be held October 1-4 at the Cumberland Ramada in Cumberland, MD. Submissions remain open through 7/31. Full program and schedule to be announced 9/1. More information will follow, including announcements for educational panels, filmmaker and media receptions, closing gala, lodging and accommodations.

ADDITIONAL BACKGROUND AND CONTACT INFORMATION

Allegany Allied Arts, Inc., can be reached by mail at 101 Decatur St., Cumberland, MD  21502. Please visit us at www.alleganyalliedarts.org, www.facebook.com/alleganyalliedarts, or www.facebook.com/aaa.qcff. For more information, please contact info@alleganyalliedarts.org.

The Cumberland Ramada is located at 100 S George Street, Cumberland, Maryland 21502. For more information, visit http://www.ramada.com/hotels/maryland/cumberland/ramada-cumberland-downtown/hotel-overview.

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The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (4/25, doors 7:30pm) at Windsor Castle

Allegany Allied Arts will present this 1994 Australian comedy-drama film written and directed by Stephan Elliott. The plot follows the journey of two drag queens and a transsexual woman, played by Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce, and Terence Stamp, across the Australian Outback from Sydney to Alice Springs in a tour bus that they have named “Priscilla”.

Full audience participation is encouraged. Hosted by our own Miss Iva Phetish. A costume contest will be held before the show. $8 general admission. $140 Premium Tables (for 6). Premium tables include 6 admission tickets, 6 t-shirts, and six “survival kit” grab bags, plus one large group party toy.

104 minutes, rated R, under 17 not admitted without parent or legal guardian. Doors open 7:30pm, costume contest 9:30pm, feature presentation 10:00pm.

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-adventures-of-priscilla-queen-of-the-desert-1994-tickets-15367400308

 

Hairspray Sing-A-Long 4/25 (2pm doors) at Windsor Caste

Come sing along with your favorite John Waters musical as pleasantly plump teenager Tracy Turnblad teaches 1962 Baltimore a thing or two about integration after landing a spot on a local TV dance show.

There will be a costume contest before the show, so doll yourself up and put on your best outfit. Patricia Golden from Industrial Ballroom (http://www.ballroomsweetie.com/) will lead a participatory dance demo before the feature presentation.

117 minutes. Rated PG. Parental guidance suggested for children under 17. General Admission $8. Premium Table (for 6) $120. No alcohol will be served at this event. Doors open 2pm, feature presentation 3pm.

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/hairspray-the-musical-sing-a-long-tickets-15485057223