Wednesday, March 14, 2018

37th Annual Black Maria Film Festival at Centenary Stage Company


Centenary University will be hosting a free screening of the 37th Annual Black Maria Film Festival in the Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Performing Arts Center located at 715 Grand Avenue, Hackettstown NJ on Wednesday, March 21 at 7:30PM. No reservations required.

Since 1981, the Black Maria Film Festival has been celebrating and preserving the diversity, invention, and vitality of the short film The Festival’s home is New Jersey City University in Jersey City, NJ and is named as Thomas Edison’s original West Orange film studio dubbed the “Black Maria” because of its resemblance to the black-box police paddy wagons of the same name.

Black Maria is an international juried film competition who has embraced their mission for 37 years by focusing on short films including those, which shine a light on issues and struggles within contemporary society. Black Maria’s touring programs always include provocative works. They advance and exhibit the work of diverse filmmakers from across the US and around the world. These artists often represent an under-served constituency who might not otherwise have the opportunity for live public exhibition nationwide or abroad.

For more information contact Boris Gavrilovic, Assistant Professor of Communications-Centenary University at (908) 852-1400 x2256.

The annual 37th free screening of the Black Maria Film Festival at Centenary University is made possible by the generous support from the Warren County Cultural Heritage Commission.

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