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Essays

Below are a list of essays that have appeared in our annual Festival Catalog throughout the years:



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2011
George Méliès (1861 - 1938) - A Brief Biography
By Timothy P. Cassidy

2005
ONWARD: The Flaherty, Fifty Years in the Cause of Independent Cinema
by Patricia R. Zimmermann

2004
Notes on the Recent History of a Self-Sustained Exhibition Scene For Experimental Forms of Cinema in North America
by Ed Halter

2003
Inventing the Cinema at the Black Maria
by Craig Saper

2002
Some Organizations, Writing, and the Future of the Art of Cinema
by Robert Haller

2001
Lines of Sight: a Travelogue
by Paul Arthur

2000
Why We Make Documentaries: Reflections of a Producer
by Jacquie Jones

1998
The New World Image Order(s)
by Patricia R. Zimmermann

1997
Women's Cinema
by Margarita De la Vega-Hurtado

1996
Trends In The American Documentary: Where the Independents Have Come From and Are Going
by William Sloan

1995
Resighting From Memory
by Kathy Geritz

1994
Motion Studies
By Scott McDonald

1993
After One Hundred Years of Chasing Its Tail, Cycling Toward the Year Two Thousand with the Black Maria Film/Video Festival
By David Tafler

1992
Cold War Film Story
By Erik Barnouw

1991
The School of Experimental Viewing
By Richard Herskowitz

1990
The End of Art
By Diedre Boyle

1989
Acquired Tastes
By Scott McDonald

1988
What Does It Mean to be a Filmmaker in the Late 1980s?
By P. Adams Sitney

1987
Learning to Look, Learning to See: Visual Literacy as a Basic Skill
By John E. O'Connor