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Sweaty Eyeballs: Black Maria Film Festival Animation Shorts

July 2018

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$11 regular admission
$9 matinees (before 6pm)
$9 students/seniors/active military with valid ID
$8 MdFF Members
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2018, 98 Minutes

Program Notes

This program is comprised of a selection of shorts from the 2018 Black Maria Animation Program. 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 after 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.

Sweaty Eyeballs Animation is curated by Phil Davis (Towson University). For more information visit

Monday July 9th, 2018
7:30 pm
New York City Sketchbook
Willy Hartland, USA, 13 Min
Lisa Talentino, Italy, 3 Min
Edge of Alchemy
Stacey Steers, USA, 19 Min
I Saw You Yesterday
John Valeriani, USA, 3 Min
Divided by Blue
Eric Ko, USA, 8 Min
The Realm of Deepest Knowing
Seung Hee Kim, South Korea, 4 Min
Dawn Dreyer, USA, 7 Min
Tess Martin, The Netherlands, 4 Min
Seen Again
Peter Murphey, USA, 10 Min
Adolfo Ruiz, Canada, 2 Min
Randall Christopher, 2017, USA, 15 MIN
Set in Argentina 1960, this true crime documentary follows the story of secret agent Zvi Aharoni as he hunted down one of the highest ranking Nazi war criminals on the run.
Melissa Ferrari, 2017, USA, 7 MIN
Rooted in nonfiction, Phototaxis draws parallels between Mothman, a prophetic and demonized creature in West Virginia lore, and Narcotics Anonymous, the primary treatment program in West Virginia’s addiction epidemic.
Phil Davis, 2017, USA, 3 MIN
An experiment in animated choreography with autumn leaves. Consisting of hundreds of scanned and photographed leaves animated to a banjo soundscape. A celebration of the vibrant burst of seasonal beauty.

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