The moving image takes center stage—and so do young filmmakers—at the Walker Art Center’s Free First Saturday event
Lights, Camera, Action
, from 10 am–3 pm Saturday, March 6. The day features the Girls in the Director’s Chair showcase, highlighting film and video works by Minnesota girls ages 10–18, part of the Women with Vision 17th International Film Festival; an art-making activity creating phenakistoscopes; a gallery adventure, and storytelling.
Activities are free and available on a first-come, first-served basis from 10 am–3 pm. Gallery admission is free from 10 am–5 pm on Free First Saturday.
Free First Saturdays are for Families!
Lights, Camera, Action
Saturday, March 6, 10 am–3 pm, Free
Art-Making for the Entire Family: Film Wheel, 10 am–3 pm
Star Tribune Foundation Art Lab
Learn basic animation by making your own phenakistoscope, a device that creates a low-tech moving picture. Led by the Walker Art Center Teen Arts Council (WACTAC).
Story Time: Doña Flor: A Tall Tale About a Giant Woman with a Great Big Heart by Pat Mora, 10:30 am
Find out how Doña Flor saves her village from a deceptively ferocious beast.
Gallery Activity: Special Event, 11 am–1 pm
Galleries 1, 2, 3
Pick up an activity sheet from a tour guide in the exhibition Event Horizon.
Film: Girls in the Director’s Chair, 11 am, 1:30 and 3 pm
The 2010 Girls in the Director’s Chair Showcase features 22 films made by over 30 young women filmmakers under the age 18. Entirely youth driven, the screening was curated and organized by six teenage filmmakers from video organizations and schools throughout the Twin Cities. The film fest will travel to Saint Paul’s Minnesota History Center on Saturday, March 20, 3 pm.
The Dentist by Shayla Dallman, Kayla Sassukler, and Charlie Gallagher
Last In Line by Mainyoua Lor
I Am Bird by Cindy Vue
Haunted Playground by Bao Xiong
Life in the 7th Prophesy by Shyra Antone, Nadine Beaulieu, and Melissa Johnson
question it. by Leah Gossman
The Link by Molly Nemer and Hannah Nemer
Read to Expand Your Mind by Megan Leys
Sisters in the Jingle Dress by Kaya Mambero and Cylcelia Martinez
Pressure by Clarie Shiplett
Who Am I In The World by Jewelle Hughes, Aminata Keita, Jamal Wilburn, Pa Her, and Davion Williams
That’s So Straight! by Magdalen Solintzky
Friends by Becky Vue
OCD by Leah Gossman
The Spectrum Song by Nora Kane, San Collin, Drewcella Davis, Suren Petrosian, and Lauren Skager
Gobblehouse by Sarah Hembree
Waking Up by Hannah Ezzell
Teenager, A Poem by Erin Prizant
Without by Kathryn Linhardt
Pink Submission by Sarah Fox
Wash Me Away by Hannah Ezzell
Existence by Winonah Ojanen
This showcase is presented as part of the Women with Vision 17th International Film Festival. Women with Vision is made possible by generous support from Elizabeth Redleaf. Additional support provided by the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota.