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Portland 2007 Calendar
Children of the World
*Tickets are $6 for children 14 and under and $8 for 15 and older. Contact Catapult Productions for group rates.
August 4th Saturday
11am : SMALL KIDS MAKE BIG ART: Dedicated to Patricia Rogan
CIRKUSTUR Two Danish architects, Ida and Michael Varming, deftly animated their vast collection of mechanical toys in a whimsical day at the circus—a magical gift for their grandchildren and everyone who views it. (Denmark, 2002) (17:00)
WHY AM I HERE? Delightful drawn animation from Trickstudio Lutterbeck gives us responses from German children telling us why they think they are here on earth. (Germany 2007) (3:21)
(Matt Pinder, Scotland/UK 2006) After what he thinks is a poisonous snakebite, a boy imagines his own funeral. (9:00)
(Kyne Uhlig and Nikolaus Hillebrand, Germany 2006) A spoon pulls a painter into her dinner—and takes us on a wonderful stop-motion ride through her kitchen. (10:00)
(Erik vanSchaaik, Netherlands 2004) A silhouette of a man battles the wind until it is revealed who controls the wind. (5:00)
PILALA (Theo Papadakoulis, Greece 2004) A boy idolizes an Olympic trackstar and runs everywhere in his hillside village - very easy to do with all the errands he must run for his family! (19:00)
(Johan Hagelbäck, Sweden 2006) A visit to see the poison arrow frogs becomes a lesson in what we eat. (9:00)
DEEPLY THERE (Joe Goode Performance Works, US 2006) Opening duet features Joe Goode dancing with and a 7 year-old Joshua Rauchwerger. Courtesy of Joe Goode Performance Works( 3:00)
SYNERGY With mosaic artist Sarah Dorrance, seven to nine year-olds at San Francisco’s Synergy School engaged heady concepts as they built a mosaic of truly universal symbols. (Kardatzke/Catapult Productions/ Potrero Post, US 2007) (13:00)
Total Running time: 88:21
Patricia Ann Rogan was a 38 year-veteran in San Francisco elementary schools. Her legendary creative classrooms, including Screen 360’s artistic director’s sixth grade, contributed richly to San Francisco’s worldly citizenry. As the Development Director of T.I.M.E. Ms. Rogan raised hundreds of thousands annually for Mission District schools. Ms. Rogan contributed her valuable expertise in education and understanding the development of young minds to Screen 360.
As a teacher, she witnessed and guided thousands of those fleeting moments when children begin to become the people they will be, magnified them for us and protected them for us in her life and memory. This program is dedicated to her for all of the moments of discovery she provided for hundreds of developing citizens and the cornerstone memories she planted.
Winner of the 2006 Berlinale Crystal Bear and fifteen more awards, Drømmen, set in 1969, comes to us from Denmark at a perfect time. Its English title, We Shall Overcome, gives us insight to 13 year-old Frits’s story: how his music teacher brings the cultural revolution, and how the words of Dr. Martin Luther King resonated deeply into the world, even into a Danish village, prompting Frits to withstand a harsh headmaster and learn some valuable lessons about trusting himself.
BEED-O BAAD. A broken window keeps a boy from attending class because his father has no time to help him make his obligatory repairs. He so desperately wants to continue studying that he endeavors to do it himself, with the help of a new friend at first, then alone against some harsh elements and the clock. Talebi shows us contemporary life in a region of Iran that harnesses wind energy-and could even resemble Kansas.
We pay tribute to her Dutch director Ingeborg Janssen who investigates the young person’s mind with keen sensitivity. Screened is an episodes from her most recent series (ON)GELOVELUK (Un)Believable examining religion: a girl’s decision to become Muslim and her mother isn’t so keen.
EVE AND THE FIREHORSE a hit at the Sundance Film Festival, Eve’s imagination takes her into exploration of a huge quandary for children her age: religion. She is born in the year of the Firehorse, considered a curse in Chinese lore; thus, she is compelled to find out more about beliefs. Using delightful and insightful magical realism, director Julie Kwan, examines Eve’s and her sister’s questions.
Fresh from acclaim at Sundance, we’re pleased to show EVE & THE FIREHORSE, Eve’s imagination takes her into exploration of a huge quandary for children her age: religion. She is born in the year of the Firehorse, considered a curse in Chinese lore, thus she is compelled to find out more. Using delightful and insightful magical realism, director Julie Kwan, examines Eve and her sister’s questions. Nothing could be more timely.