Friday, June 6, 2008

From Real to Reel: Young Filmmakers Screen Their Work at Peabody Essex Museum Saturday, June 14

Young filmmakers from the award-winning Real to Reel Digital Film School at RAW Art Works in Lynn, have an opportunity to showcase their latest work at Peabody Essex Museum. Audiences will view documentaries and fanciful shorts that evoke emotion while revealing the future through the eyes of the youth. Students in the Real to Reel program use film as an outlet to expose their identities, challenge stereotypes and showcase their vision and talent. The program also teaches students how to creatively approach the art of visual storytelling. The students take full responsibility for preparing, shooting and finishing a film, a process that gives the youth a fuller understanding of the role media plays in their lives.
Founded in 1988, RAW is a nonprofit youth arts organization that provides modern ways for kids to engage in art and allow it to transform their lives. Through modern methods, RAW gives children and teens tools for success in art and beyond.

Saturday, June 14, Film Screening of RAW Art Works Real 2 Reel Film School at 7 p.m. in the Morse Auditorium followed by a Q&A session with the filmmakers.

NOTE: Some films may not be suitable for young children.
This special event is free with museum admission.
The deadline for reservations is June 12.
Reservations can be made by calling 978-745-9500, ext. 3011.

The RAW Art Works Real 2 Reel program is made possible by New Trade Winds/ECHO.

About the Museum: Peabody Essex Museum presents outstanding works of artistic and cultural creativity from New England and around the world. The museum's collections are among the finest of their kind, showcasing an unrivaled spectrum of American art and architecture (including four National Historic Landmark buildings), American decorative art, Maritime art and culture, and Native American art, as well as Asian, Asian Export, African, Oceanic, photography and contemporary art collections. In addition to its vast collections, the museum develops a vibrant schedule of special exhibitions, and partners with the world's finest museums to bring traveling exhibitions to audiences in the Greater Boston Area and beyond. The museum campus features numerous parks and gardens, and 24 historic properties, including Yin Yu Tang, a 200-year-old house that is the only example of Chinese domestic architecture outside of China. The Peabody Essex Museum is open daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The museum is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day. General museum admission: Adults $15; seniors $13; students $11. Additional admission to Yin Yu Tang: $4. Members, youth 16 and under, and residents of Salem enjoy free general admission.

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