Saturday Oct. 15 at Leitersburg Cinema: Quinton “Rampage” Jackson” Expected

Hagerstown, MD – The star of the “A-Team” is expected to make an appearance at the Leitersburg Cinemas. “Rampage” Jackson is a former UFC Champion, and while still fighting competitively, he is also an accomplished actor.

Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, former professional UFC Champion and “B.A.” in the movie “A-Team” (PG-13) has confirmed that he will be coming to Hagerstown, and will make an appearance at Leitersburg Cinemas on Saturday, October 15th at about 6:30 PM. The screening of the movie begins at 7:30 PM.  The price for the A-Team movie ticket is $12.

Following the movie, and Q&A on-stage, the A-Team star will be signing autographs, before a VIP invitation-only party at the Leitersburg Cinemas. There will be adult beverages and catered food at the after film party.
Because of the “buzz” surrounding Mr. Jackson’s appearance, along with movie director Joe Carnahan (A-Team and Narc), extra security will be present at the cinemas.

For more information and a complete schedule, see: The Maryland International Film Festival-Hagerstown is screening 51 films from 19 countries, starting Oct. 13th and running through Oct. 16th. Opening night is at the Maryland Theatre, and all other films will be at the Bridge of Life Center and Leitersburg Cinemas.

Tickets available at the Leitersburg Cinemas box office.

Q&A: With Director Joe Carnahan, Matthew Michael Carnahan and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson after screening of A-Team.

Film Synopsis:
Meet Hannibal (Liam Neeson), Face (Bradley Cooper), B.A. (Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson), and Murdoch (Sharlto Copley). Together, they make the A-Team, a group of skilled army rangers with eighty successive missions under their belt. Stationed out in Iraq, they are approached by CIA agent Lynch (Patrick Wilson) who offers them a job involving stolen USD mint plates and a billion dollars in counterfeit money. The A-Team takes up the job, only to find that it’s a setup. Court-martialed and sentenced to four individual prisons – one psychiatric ward, in Murdoch’s case – the team is almost a distant memory. Six months later, Hannibal escapes prison and pulls together the team to take down the man who set them up and restore their names. With a demoted captain (Jessica Biel) on their tail – who happens to be Face’s old flame – the team races to seize the plates again, only to discover that nothing is as it seems.

The Maryland International Film Festival-Hagerstown, brought to you by title sponsors: Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, High Rock Studios and Maryland Public Television. Other sponsors include: Big Cork Vineyards, Thompson Gas, WPS, Anderson Photographs, Bulls & Bears Restaurant, Chambersburg Cardinals, Hagerstown Magazine, Kaplan University, Leitersburg Cinemas, Main Line Broadcasting, Maryland Theatre, Nassau Broadcasting, NBC25/, Sagittarius Salon and Spa, Screen Story Tellers, The Journal, Valpak and VerStandig Broadcasting.

NOTE: Narc (rated R) is also showing at Leitersburg Cinemas, at 7:00 PM. The film was directed by Joe Carnahan.

Q&A: With Joe Carnahan and Matthew Michael Carnahan after screening of film.

Film Synopsis:
Suspended from the police force following an undercover drug bust gone horribly awry, Detroit undercover narcotics officer Nick Tellis (Jason Patric) is reluctantly goaded back into active duty in hopes that he can help to crack the case of a slain fellow officer. Promised reinstatement in the force in exchange for his efforts, Tellis is paired with the victim’s volatile ex-partner Henry Oak (Ray Liotta) and soon begins to actively seek the killer in an increasingly complex case.

MDIFF-Hagerstown is a competition festival. The best films in categories including: Feature, Documentary, Student, Short and Animation will receive awards on festival’s closing night. The MDIFF-Hagerstown mission is to be a platform for independent filmmakers to engage audiences, collaborate with other filmmakers and educate the community with the celebration of film. For media inquiries please call 916-712-2781 or access the website