On Wednesday night we had another film screening! I had posted earlier this week about it, and also that there was a possibility that our film would not be shown if there were too many submissions. There were too many submissions, so they had to do a lottery to choose which films were shown at the screening. And... as luck would have it, ours was chosen! Our film, "I Can," featuring Jon Westling, Katie Felgar, and Bill Barrows, was the third film shown in the evening. The theme of the short documentary competition through KUER Video West was "The Body is a Temple." For our documentary, we chose to focus on how those with physical disabilities and limitations have things they can do well with their bodies, and that they have full lives to live regardless of their limitations. Given what our program does, there was of course an emphasis on art and what we create here. The strangers sitting near me had very positive things to say about our film after it ended, and I'd like to think that it had a positive impact on other audience members that were there. Although we did not win the Jury award (sad face), there's still hope that we may get the audience choice award. Our film "I Can" will be available to watch at our Gallery Stroll tonight! So come check us out!
Some of you may be familiar with KUER Radio West. Well, turns out there is also a Video West, which is partnering with the Salt Lake Film Society to do a short documentary film screening. And guess what...
WE'RE BACK AT IT AGAIN! TURN City Center for the Arts has a submission in this year's Video West festival. The film is supported in part by the Project Grant we received from the Salt Lake City Arts Council, which we are ever so grateful for! The grant is really amping up our film outreach projects and putting us on the map!
Wednesday, June 15th, @ 7:00 pm
The Tower Theatre
876 E 900 S Salt Lake City
Disclosure: The website does say, "In the event that too many filmmakers submit, the films will be chosen by lottery." (Based on the luck we've been having with these things, I'm feeling optimistic!)
Here is the web page for the event:
We apologize for the incredibly late notice. Natasha literally just finalized the project today. (and only found out about the screening herself very recently.)
See you at the movies!
We entered a short trailer into a competition that shows an overview of what we do here, and you should watch it! The competition is the TechSoup Story Maker Comperition. It's a little complicated to get to the video and watch/vote for it, but please do! Here's the link for the site hosting the contest:
You'll need to create an account and verify it once sent an email. There are A LOT of entries, so it's hard-ish to locate ours... Our video is listed as "TURN City Center for the Arts," and if you scroll completely to the bottom of the page, ours is about 19 or 20 rows up from the bottom (I know, complicated). Then there's a vimeo link to our page, and the one we have entered is the one called "Tech Soup 2016 Story Maker Entry." If you want to go straight to our vimeo page to watch it before dealing with the creating a login and verification stuff, here's the link:
Please vote for us! If we win, we get $5000 worth of technology from TechSoup! It's a great video and representation of the kind of stuff we do, and we're excited to have this out there for others to see what we're fostering and creating! Oh, and please share these links with others as well! Thanks all for the support!
TURN City Center for the Arts
Helping adults with disabilities to enrich their lives through the arts!