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Saturday, February 16, 2019 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EST
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Hoboken Historical Museum 
1301 Hudson Street
PO Box 3296
Hoboken, NJ 07030

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Bob Foster, Museum Director 
Hoboken Historical Museum 

Black Maria Film Festival 2019 Hoboken Debut

The Hoboken Historical Museum is proud once again to host the kick off of the 2019 tour of New Jersey's own Black Maria Film Festival on Saturday, February 16, at 7 pm. Space is limited. A selection of this year's award-winning films in a variety of genres will be screened, and film makers and special guests will join in the discussion afterwards. Refreshments are served.

Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Since 1981, the Black Maria has been celebrating the diversity, invention, and vitality of short films. Free parking with validation is available at the Littleman parking garage at 12th & Shipyard Lane, subject to some limits.

The Thomas Edison Black Maria Film Festival and the Hoboken Historical Museum celebrates their partnership and announces a new initiative, the Black Maria Film Society, which will meet regularly at the Museum, 1301 Hudson St., Hoboken, NJ.  Museum members, cinephiles, students, filmmakers, and film lovers alike are welcome.  Join in to view and discuss current cutting-edge shorts and feature-length films. Plans include pre-screening of Black Maria Film Festival submissions and special events featuring guest filmmakers.

Black Maria Film Festival screenings continue to be scheduled throughout 2019 at numerous NJ venues including the Bickford Theater at the Morris Museum, Centenary University, Monmouth University, monthly programs at the Hoboken Historical Museum in spring and fall, the Sparta Train Creative in Sparta, NJ; the Secaucus Public Library, the LBI Foundation of the Arts and Sciences and many more.

Celebrating its 38th consecutive year in 2019, the Black Maria Film Festival is dedicated to creativity and innovation in the moving-image arts.  It was named for Thomas Edison’s West Orange film studio dubbed the “Black Maria” due to its resemblance to the type of black-box police paddy wagon known as a “black maria.”  The Festival is an annual juried competition traveling to audiences across the US and abroad, featuring new short works in all genres, and supporting the work of international independent filmmakers.
The Thomas Edison Media Arts Consortium - Black Maria Film Festival has generous support from the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University, NJ State Council on the Arts, the Charles Edison Fund, the Hudson County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs and Tourism, the Hoboken Historical Museum, WithumSmith+Brown, and Lowenstein Sandler LLP.