Black Maria Film Festival tour to visit Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center on Sept. 29

UPPER MONTCLAIR, NJ – The nationally known Black Maria Film Festival tour will visit the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center on Thursday, Sept. 29 at 7:30 p.m.

Unlike most film festivals, the Black Maria travels, bringing its films to audiences around the country and tailoring the program to each of its venues. The program on Sept. 29 features a collection of the Festival’s award-winning short films with sports-related themes, and will be presented by Jane Steuerwald, Black Maria Festival’s Executive Director, who will lead a Q&A following the screening.

The Black Maria Film Festival was founded in 1981 as a tribute to Thomas Edison’s development of the motion picture at his laboratory, dubbed the “Black Maria” film studio, the first in the world, in West Orange, NJ.  The Festival attracts and showcases the work of independent filmmakers internationally.

The Festival is a project of the Thomas A. Edison Media Arts Consortium, an independent non-profit organization in residence at New Jersey University’s Department of Media Arts.  

Tickets are $15 and $10 for students. To RSVP call 973-655-2378.  For more information, contact Jane Steuerwald of the Black Maria Film Festival at, 201-200-2043 or Dave Kaplan of the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center at or 973-655-6891.


About The Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center:

The Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center is a 501 © 3 nonprofit sports education organization on the campus of Montclair State (NJ) University. Its mission is to preserve and promote the values of respect, sportsmanship and excellence through culturally diverse, inclusive sports-based programming. Museum programs foster a better understanding of the historic and contemporary role of sports in society.