On Saturday, November 11, at 3 pm, the Twin Cities Youth Media Network (TCYMN) presents a free showcase of works in the Walker Art Center Cinema by some of Minnesota’s up-and-coming filmmakers under age 18. With a mission to promote and support youth filmmaking, the collective’s member organizations include the Americorps Community Technology Empowerment Program, the Center for International Education, In Progress, Independent Features Project MN, Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis Telecommunications Network, Perpich Center for Arts Education, Phillips Community Television, Saint Paul Neighborhood Network, the Science Museum of Minnesota, TV by Girls, Walker Teen Programs, and the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey Forum. For more information, call 612.375.7683 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Film content is appropriate for high school students.
The lineup of screenings includes:
Art as Sublimation by Set It Up, Saint Paul Neighborhood Network
A segment of Set It Up, Saint Paul Neighborhood Network’s teen-produced show. The piece explores the different forms of art as outlet for teens.
Clowning Around by Aria, Independent Feature Productions Minnesota
On a slow afternoon, Aria and her friend decide to put on a performance for the camera. Combined with their love of Django Reinhardt and clown makeup, the two steal the show with their antics.
Don’t Run With Scissors by Grant Bielefeld, Perpich Center for Arts Education
This piece takes a different approach to the usual “Don’t Run With Scissors” public service announcement. This quirky love story will make kids laugh and remember not to run with scissors whenever they pick up a pair.
Drain by Bridget Collins, Phillips Community Television
An experimental film focusing on a news report of allegedly sexually abused altar boys.
Livin’ the Life by Justin Henry, Phillips Community Television
The story of Justin Henry’s path to becoming a famous rapper.
My West Side Story by Saint Paul Neighborhood Network Students
A short video about the West Side of Saint Paul. Created by middle school age youth during SPNN’s 2006 neighborhood video camp at the Riverview Library.
Rains of Memory by Jamie Thao, In Progress
Video Poem about the memories of childhood, loss, and the struggle to continue.
Red Lake by Students of Project Preserve (Red Lake Nation, MN), In Progress
A video docu-drama about the history of Red Lake, Minnesota.
Technologic by Amanda Kruse, Richard Avendano, and Christophe Schade, Independent Feature Productions Minnesota
A love story between two feet with socks takes over a school to a tune by DaftPunk.
This is Who I am by Houa Lor, In Progress
A music video about hip-hop and the life of a young Hmong man.
You Are Cordially Invited by Rebecca Yates, Perpich Center for Arts Education
You Are Cordially Invited is a stop-animation movie intended to show how outward appearances can be misread.