Chesapeake Film Festival
Moving Stories for Free
at the Talbot County Free Library

The riveting, award-winning documentary Moving Stories screens Saturday, May 11 at 3 p.m. at the Talbot County Free Library, 100 W. Dover St., Easton, MD.

Moving Stories (watch the trailer)‍ follows Battery Dance’s troupe in India, Romania, Korea, and Iraq as the professional dancers teach tools of choreography to at-risk youth through the Dancing to Connect program. The film captures the struggle, frustration, determination, and transformation of both teachers and students, who have just one week to prepare for a final performance.

The film, by Cornelia Ravenal, Mikael Södersten, Rob Fruchtman, and Wendy Sax, won the Best Documentary Award at the Chesapeake Film Festival in 2018. It premiered at the New York Museum of Modern Art last year.

Q&A with filmmakers and reception follow. The event is free, but seating is limited. To hold your place, click on “Register” below.

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The festival takes place at five venues:

Avalon Theatre
40 E. Dover Street, Easton, MD 21601

Academy Art Museum
106 South Street, Easton, MD 21601

Cambridge Premier Cinemas
2759 Dorchester Square Cambridge, MD 21613

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
213 North Talbot St.
St. Michaels, MD 21663

Dorchester Center for the Arts
321 High St
Cambridge, MD 21613

Air Travel

BWI is the largest of three major airports serving the Baltimore–Washington metropolitan area, and also the nearest to the festival at 60 miles. But Easton itself also boasts one of the busiest general aviation facilities in Maryland. Need a private plane for your film festival entourage? Check out Easton Jet Service at Easton/Newnam Field.


Easton Newnam Field
29137 Newnam Road
Easton, Maryland 21601

The Area

From waterman workboats to billionaire yachts, crab shanties to 5-star restaurants, Maryland’s Eastern Shore is among the world’s treasured destinations to those who know of it. And despite a reputation as “the Hamptons of D.C.,” the charm triumvirate of Easton, St. Michaels, and Oxford somehow maintain their relatively undiscovered feel. Learn more.


Tour Talbot County
11 South Harrison Street
Easton, MD 21601

Nearby Accomodation

The Inn at Perry Cabin

308 Watkins Lane
St Michaels, MD 21663

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The Tidewater Inn

101 E Dover St.
Easton, MD 21601

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The Bartlett Pear Inn

28 S Harrison St.
Easton, MD 21601

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