I attended the 29th Black Maria Film and Video Festival. An amazing production at the Richey Suncoast theatre. The program begins with a history of the Charles Edison Fund and how the Black Maria was born. A history of the New Port Richey theatre and the Thomas Meighan Project. http://www.thomasmeighanproject.com/
Then, it moved on to the award winning Florida student video. Students from Marchman Technical Education Center produced the short clip with the help of their talented teacher Rob Mateja. The students did an superb job with their videos.
A few of my favorites - Sebastian' Voodoo, Banana Bread and Missed Aches. For more information go to - http://www.blackmariafilmfestival.org/.
Schools are for learning and taking students to that highest level where the imagination burst and becomes anything and everything. Keep the arts in our schools. Stop the budget cuts and move forward.