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ROADSHOW AND TELL

October 28, 2009
Frederick County, Maryland

Frederick County, Maryland, has been abuzz with Maryland Public Television's celebration of the stories and poems of Edgar Allan Poe. Frederick's Big Read went Hollywood by partnering with the 72 Film Fest, a juried competition and celebration that brings professional and amateur filmmakers together to create original works in 72 hours based on secret guidelines.

To tie-in with The Big Read, this year's criteria included "the influence of Edgar Allan Poe." The finished films---including "Best of the Fest" winner A Mouse Eye View---were screened at the historic Weinberg Center for the Arts during the weekend of October 9-10. Congrats to filmmaker John Saunders! (And thanks to Elizabeth Cromwell at the Frederick County Public Libraries for providing us with this award-winning footage!)

A Mouse Eye View from John Saunders on Vimeo.

Visit The Big Read calendar to find out where else around the country  they're celebrating Edgar Allan Poe.

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