37TH ANNUAL BLACK MARIA FILM FESTIVAL TOUR
The Black Maria Film Festival’s 37th Annual Tour returns to The Paramount to present some of the most engaging short films of 2018, including “Person of the Forest” by Richmond, VA filmmakers Melissa Lesh and Tim Laman!
The Black Maria Film Festival attracts and nationally showcases the works of highly accomplished independent filmmakers and is a project of the Thomas A. Edison Media Arts Consortium, an independent non-profit organization in residence at NJ City University’s Department of Media Arts. The Black Maria Film Festival has generous support from New Jersey State Council on the Arts and the Hudson County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs and Tourism.
Black Maria was founded in 1981 as a tribute to Thomas Edison’s development of the motion picture at his laboratory, dubbed the “Black Maria” film studio, the first in the world, in West Orange, New Jersey.