KidFest!

by slacek
July 17, 2007 6:53 AM
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With the end of summer fast approaching, there is one event that everyone is talking about.
KidFest.
What's that, you say?
KidFest.

During the last week of July, Enzian Theater produces a summer program in which students, grade 4th through 6th, learn the fundamentals of filmmaking. Aptly named "KidFest," (fest derives from the Latin word festivus. Kid derives from the Old English word kide, which I believe means small goat) are taught the ends and outs of film production, creativity, and teamwork.

Each day on the set starts promptly at 9a.m. The young filmmakers begin with classroom time and a few practical technique exercises. From there, the filmmakers head out to the set and begin filming. The day concludes with lunch and a movie screening.

(This is where you come in.)

Although the program is open exclusively to the young filmmakers, the movie screening at the end of the day is open to everyone. At 12:30p.m., in conjunction with KidFest, Enzian host a week of Matinees Films ranging from family classics to the weird and unusual.

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial July 23rd
The story of a boy and his alien. Come join us for the 25th Anniversary Screening of Spielberg classic about an alien separated from his world and finds a new family on Earth.

Steamboat Jr. and Cops July 24th
Did you ever hear the one about the mild-mannered son of a steamboat captain caught in the middle of the bitter rivalry between his father and another Mississippi riverboat owner?
What about the one where-due to a series of mishaps-a young man gets chased the entire police force?
Come and enjoy the show as Enzian Theater salutes the silent comedy of legendary Buster Keaton in this matinee double feature!

Max Rules July 25th
Max, Jessica, and Scott are a team of energetic, sophisticated, technologically savvy super spies.
There’s just one catch-they’re in junior high.
Max Rules is the action-packed adventure comedy from the mind of 19-year-old filmmaker, Robert Burke.

Dr. Seuss’ The 5000 Fingers of Dr. T July 26th
One of the strangest and most beloved children’s films ever made, THE 5000 FINGERS OF DR.T is presented here in a glorious 35mm color print.
This fun-filled fantasy has the distinction of being written and designed by none other than Dr. Seuss, and it features the surreal landscapes, wonderful satire, and tongue-twisting rhymes for which he is famous.

Movie tickets are $5.00 or for $20.00 you receive admission to all 4 films plus one popcorn and one soda for each screening. Bring the friends, family, or someone you happen to bump into on the street! Don’t miss our close-out to the summer! Come enjoy the movies!

-- Lucas

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