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June 10, 2019 | Sara Chernikoff

Blair Witch Video Game To Be Released in August

A ‘Blair Witch’ inspired game is coming to Xbox One and PC Aug. 30. The 1999 horror film, Blair Witch Project was shot at Seneca Creek State Park in Montgomery County as well as in Burkittsville, a historic town in Frederick County. “This brand new first-person psychological horror game will return players to the dreadful […]

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February 25, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

José Andrés Receives Standing Ovation Honoring Immigrants and Women at Oscars

Celebrity chef José Andrés, who resides in Bethesda, introduced Alfonso Cuarón’s film “Roma” with actor Diego Luna at the 91st Annual Academy Awards Sunday night. Roma is based on Cuarón’s middle-class childhood in Mexico City, with a backdrop of political turmoil. One of the biggest themes in the movies is motherhood, as it centers around the […]

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February 22, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Establishments That Served the Black Community in Montgomery County in 1958

Montgomery County wasn’t featured in a historical Green Book publication, but according to Montgomery County Historical Society, in 1958, there was a list of safe places in the county for the black community to visit. The organization sent MCM a document compiled by the NAACP’s Montgomery County Branch in May 1958 that showed places that […]

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February 21, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Chef José Andrés to Take Part in the Oscars

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has confirmed that Bethesda’s favorite chef, José Andrés, will play a role in the 2019 Oscars. A press release posted on The Academy’s website says that Andrés will be one of eleven “recognized talents from various walks of life” who will introduce “the eight Best Picture nominees.” Chef […]

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January 22, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Oscar Nominated ‘Green Book’ Has Ties to Maryland History

Peter Farrelly’s film “Green Book,” starring Mahershala Ali, has been nominated for five Oscars, but it’s worth remembering the history the film is based on, has ties to Maryland’s history in the Jim Crow era. In the film, an Italian-American bouncer, Tony Lip (portrayed by Viggo Mortensen) starts working for black jazz pianist Dr. Don Shirley […]

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June 14, 2017 | Staff Writer

Timothy Zhou Receives EPIC Youth in Media Award (VIDEO)

Timothy Zhou was awarded the EPIC Youth in Media award at The Fillmore on June 8th for his work on Explorer Post 1921 and Explorer Club 995. MCPS teacher Nancy Shay presented Zhou with the award. Find out more in this MyMCMedia Extra video, below: PREVIOUS POSTS Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman Receives EPIC Award for […]

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August 27, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Silver Screen Series Returns to Silver Spring on Friday Nights (VIDEO)

UPDATED A series of free Friday outdoor movies shown on a large screen on Veterans Plaza in downtown Silver Spring will continue on Sept. 9, with the showing of Paris Blues. Montgomery County Councilmember Tom Hucker is one of the sponsors of the “Silver Screen,” series. “Free outdoor movies have popped up all across the […]

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May 12, 2016 | Elan Medoff

Meet Elan

Hi! My name is Elan Medoff, and I’m a senior at the Berman Hebrew Academy. If you had told me in my freshman year of high school that I would eventually be selected as a Wilson Fellow at Johns Hopkins majoring in Film and Media Studies, I don’t know how I would have reacted … […]

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March 26, 2016 | Staff Writer

Filmmaking (VIDEO)

Studio Producer Project Winter 2016 Interview of Tom Wright who is producing a short film, No Wings for the Caterpillar, in Montgomery County this Summer.

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February 4, 2016 | Willie James Inman

Media Festival and Competition Open to Montgomery County Youth

Gandhi Brigade is looking for the next big Hollywood director and photographer in Montgomery County. Middle School and high school students who reside in Montgomery County can now submit video and art submissions for the 2016 Montgomery County Youth Media Festival.  Gandhi Brigade Youth Media is hosting the festival and competition in partnership with  Montgomery County Public […]

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