Join The Morris County Economic Development Alliance’s Film Committee for the
Make It Morris Film Series: Thomas Edison Film Festival Winners, Thursday, October 12, 6:30 PM at the Chester Library, 250 Main Street, Chester, New Jersey.
(Morristown, NJ) – The Chester Library presents a free screening of four award-winning short films from the Thomas Edison Film Festival on Thursday, October 12. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the 70-minute screening starts at 7:00 p.m. A part of the Make It Morris Film Series, the animation and documentary shorts are sponsored in part by Morris Tourism and the Morris County Economic Development Alliance.
The Thomas Edison Film Festival, an international juried competition of all genres of short films, has been promoting innovation in the art of the moving image since it was founded as the Black Maria Film Festival in 1981. The festival receives more than 600 submissions annually, then selects the best ones, celebrating artistic, empathic and engaging works which simultaneously teach and entertain.
The animated award-winners are “Bolero Station” by Rolf Brönnimann, Zürich Switzerland, the touching story of two people who wait until their impending death to seize the chance to be together, and “A Tale of Two Weddings” by Candy Kugel of New York City, chronically the seemingly impossible task of attending two family obligations.
The documentaries both come from filmmakers in Los Angeles: “Inside the Beauty Bubble” by Cheryl Bookout and Cheri Gaulke, a film that reminds us that it is sometimes the strong people on the margins that hold a community together, and “One All the Way” by David Baram. This documentary follows three elderly men as they search for the world’s greatest Hot Texas Weiner and along the way discover how their hometown of Paterson, New Jersey has changed.
The Chester Library is located at 250 West Main Street in Chester, New Jersey. The films are free but registration is encouraged. For more information and to register, visit https://events.morriscountyalliance.org/ThomasEdisonFilmFestivalWinnersMovieNight