Marlboro College

NewsPress Release: 1/31/02

MARLBORO, VT - Marlboro College film and video professor Jay Craven is bringing to campus the Black Maria Film and Video Festival at 7:30 p.m. Monday, February 18, in the Whittemore Theater.

An international, juried film competition, the film fest features this year's selection of award-winning short films, ranging from short narrative to experimental to documentary. The films are selected by the Motion Picture Academy as a nominating festival for the short film Academy Awards.

Craven is an award-winning, independent filmmaker who has taught at Marlboro since 1998. His film credits include High Water (1989), Where the Rivers Flow North (1994), A Stranger in the Kingdom (1998), and In Jest (1999). His latest film, The Year That Trembled, will have its world premiere in this year's Cleveland Film Fest, where the movie was filmed last summer.

Admission to the film festival is free and open to the public. The Whittemore Theater is fully accessible.

For more information, please call (802) 257-4333 or visit the college online at

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