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Films for Children of the World
Screen 360. 2007 Calendar
July 27-29

Place
Daytime: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
701 Mission St at 3rd St.
www.ybca.org
(415) 978-2700

Nightime: Randall Museum
199 Museum Way (off Roosevelt Way)
www.randallmuseum.org
(415) 554-9600

* Films run through the weekend by day, with programs at 1:00pm and 3:30pm at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts then return to the Randall Museum for the 7:00pm evening series.

Tickets are $6 for children 14 and under and $8 for 15 and older.
Military personnel and their families are especially welcome and invited. We offer half-priced tickets at the box office.

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July 27, Friday

Opening Night Event at the Randall Museum
6:00pm Reception, 7:00pm Films

BEED-O BAAD Willow and Wind (dir. M.A Talebi, script A. Kiarostami, Iran 1998) 77mins.
SYNERGY (Kardatzke/ Catapult Productions/ Potrero Post, US 2007) 15mins

The third Screen 360 season opens at the Randall Museum on July 27 at 7pm with the featured collaboration between veteran directors Mohammed Ali Talebi and Abbas Kiarostami, shown with a fresh work right out of San Francisco, all preceded by a reception to launch our third birthday.

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. 

SYNERGY
together with mosaic artist Sarah Dorrance, seven to nine year-olds at San Francisco’s Synergy School conceived and built a mosaic of truly universal symbols--invoking, in their own way, the ideas of Buckminster Fuller. (Kardatzke/ Catapult Productions/ Potrero Post, US 2007)

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July 28, Saturday

at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
1:00pm: Small Kids Make Big Art dedicated to Patricia Rogan (age 4 and up)

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)

SNAKEBITE

(Matt Pinder, Scotland/UK 2006) After what he thinks is a poisonous snakebite, a boy imagines his own funeral.  (9:00)

GRüN

(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)

VENT

(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)

PILGIFTSGRODORNA

(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.

3:30pm: Monkey Kid(China/US 1995) (age 5 and up)

directed by soon-to-be San Franciscan Kiao-Yen Wang. Set in Beijing 1970, tells the story of two sisters forced to fend for themselves when the Cultural Revolution forces their teacher-parents to leave the city. The young protagonists are spunky and resourceful making excellent characters for "even five year-olds" to watch director Wang states. We show this film to satisfy our theme Your Parents' Childhood reflecting the events of the 1970s (also a period of high production in children's media) that parents of our current young audience either witnesses firsthand or through media.

at the Randall Museum
7:00pm:Drømmen with Bully (age 10 and up)

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. Shown with Bully We may think the “bully film” is so recurrent that it has it’s own genre but in this age, we recognize the need for that film to continue to be made and shown broadly.  Local director Josh Ergas’ short, shot in Oakland, Bully, takes us to a neighborhood in the early 80s, when he said “kids were freer to go out into the wild and have experiences on their own,” and shows us a surprising outcome in the cycle of bullying for four boys on their bikes.

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July 29, Sunday

at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
1:00pm: Bay Area Progeny (ages 11 and up)
 is a curated program of films made by youth in the Bay Area, that travels annually as the sole American voice to the Olympia Festival's Camera Zzanio Young People's Meeting of Audiovisual Creation. Included are films from the first time, is the collection's premiere at home.

3:00pm: Insight: The Work of Ingeborg Janssen (ages 11 up)
We pay tribute to her Dutch director Ingeborg Janssen who investigates the young person's mind with keen sensitivity. Screened are 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; SCHOOL SWAP chronicles a rising practice in schools internationally swapping places for a week; her gentle camera allows an eleven year-old boy to tell us what it's like to prefer to be with girls THE DAY I DECIDED TO BE NINA.

at the Randall Museum
7:00pm: Eve and the Firehorse (Canada 2006)(ages 8 and up)
Fresh from acclaim at Sundance, we're pleased to show this film. Eve's imagination takes her into the exploration of a huge quandary for children her age: religion. She is born in the year of the Firehourse, considered a curse in Chinese lore, thus she is compelled to find out more about belief. Using delightful and insightful magical realism, director Julie Kwan, examines Eve and her sister's questions, and offers playful relief to the conundrum.

 

 

 

 


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