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Selections from the Black Maria Film Festival

  • Templeton Hall 63 Pioneer Street Cooperstown, NY, 13326 United States (map)

The Black Maria returns to Glimmerglass Film Days with a selection of short films from the festival’s 36th annual collection and Global Insights archive. This year’s program explores the theme of “Home,” first in Altimir (Kay Hannahan, 2016) as we travel to a remote town in Bulgaria where the residents reflect on their lives during and after the Soviet regime. Then in Roxy (Fabien Colas, 2016) we encounter an aging prostitute in her mobile home on the German border. Next, a father struggling alone to provide for his son on an isolated farm in Portugal is the theme of Ja Passou (Everything’s OK) (Sebastião Salgado and Pedro Patrocinio, 2016).  An African–American mother facing the challenges of raising her son on the often dangerous streets of urban America follows in How Do You Raise a Black Child? (Seyi Peter-Thomas, 2016). Then we meet Joan (Nathan Pancione, 2016) in the life-affirming story of the filmmaker’s own grandmother who carved out a wonderful life for herself and her sons against all odds. Finally, Homegoings (Christine Turner, 2016) is a lyrical piece interweaving dance and documentary and celebrating an African-American funeral tradition known as “Homegoing.” (total running time 60 minutes)

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