The Animation Department welcomes the 38th Annual Thomas Edison Black Maria Film Festival Tour to MassArt
The films that become the centerpiece of the Black Maria Film Festival honor the vision of Thomas Edison, New Jersey inventor and creator of the motion picture. It was his New Jersey studio, the world’s first, which he called the “Black Maria” from which we take our name. The Festival reaches out to diverse audiences in diverse settings including universities, museums, libraries, community organizations, and arts venues. The cutting edge, cross-genre work that makes up the Festival’s touring program, has been traveling across the country every year for decades.
We focus on short films – narrative, experimental, animation, and documentary - including those, which address issues and struggles within contemporary society such as the environment, public health, race and class, family, sustainability, and much more. These exceptional works range from animation, comedy, and drama to the exploration of pure form in film and video and are the heart and soul of the festival.
Total Run Time: 94 minutes
Random Thoughts – Animation
7 min. by Steven Vander Meer, Arcata, CA
Obscurer – Animation
19 min. by Kiera Faber, St. Joseph, MN
Brainworm Billy – Animation
3 min. by Emily Hubley, East Orange, NJ
Voice – Narrative
10 min. by Takeshi Kushida, Tokyo, Japan
Twilight – Experimental
2 min. by Richard Reeves, Creston, Canada
What Aristotle Said – Documentary
4 min. by David Gross, Brooklyn, NY
Pressed – Animation
5 min. by Kimberly Forero-Arnias, Boston, MA
Ulises (Ulysses) – Narrative
8 min. by Jorge Malpica, Mexico
Rabbit Tracks – Animation
4 min. by Luke Jaeger, Northampton, MA
The Elephant’s Song – Animation
8 min. by Lynn Tomlinson, Owings Mills, MD
Black Dog – Narrative
6 min. by Wooseok Shin, Seoul, South Korea
Henrietta Bulkowski – Animation
15 min. by Rachel Johnson, Los Angeles, CA.
Thursday, October 3 at 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Design and Media Center, Lecture Hall
621 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
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