And I am SO going to be there. This is a crazy good line-up.
Thalia Kids’ Book Club Presents
The 2012 90-Second Newbery Film Festival
Sunday, December 2 at 4 pm at Symphony Space
All Tickets: $15 ($12 for members)
This special event marks the debut screening of the top videos submitted by kids to the second annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival. Between the films, an all-star line-up of children’s authors Jon Scieszka, Kate DiCamillo, Rita Williams-Garcia, Margi Preus, Brian Floca, Dan Yaccarino and James Kennedy will keep the crowd entertained with wacky book related games, silly antics and surprises.
This national contest celebrates the biggest award in children’s literature by asking students across the country to make a video that compresses the story of a Newbery award-winning book into 90 seconds or less. This year’s winners include an eclectic group of submissions from kids around the county who created an array of inventive films, including a stop-motion claymation Mr. Popper’s Penguin, a robot version of Beverly Cleary’s Ramona Quimby Age 8, a late-night talk show inspired by Because of Winn-Dixie, starring a 4th grade class, and many more.
Appearances by Kate DiCamillo, author of the Newbery award-winner The Tale of Despereaux, Rita Williams-Garcia, author of the Newbery honor book One Crazy Summer, Margi Preus author of the Newbery honor book Heart of a Samurai, Brian Floca (Lightship) and Dan Yaccarino (Oswald). Hosted by the festival’s co-creator James Kennedy (The Order of Odd-fish) and the hilarious Jon Scieszka (The Stinky Cheese Man).
The event is co-presented with the Bank Street Bookstore.
For details on the contest and to get a sneak preview of some of this year’s finalists, visit www.90secondnewbery.com .
Symphony Space is located at
2537 Broadway (at 95th), New York, NY 10025
Artwork and more information are available upon request.