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The ninth annual Intl. Youth Media Summit, founded by teachers Evelyn Seubert and James Gleason from Cleveland High School Media Academy in Reseda, Calif., and Aileen Marshall of Screen School in Scotland, brings together young filmmakers between the ages of 14 and 24 from around the world to empower their generation through media and action. Countries represented at the summit have included China, Sweden, Serbia and Iran.
“We knew that there was a great untapped potential in kids,” Seubert says. “They think they can do anything and sometimes they can.”
During the two-week summit, which takes place July 14-27 at Soka U. of America in Aliso Viejo, Calif., teens will collaborate with Hollywood professionals and nonprofit experts to create seven PSAs based on seven issues: discrimination, environment, health, poverty, violence, women’s rights and youth empowerment. Some of the PSAs have been featured at the L.A. Short Films Festival.
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- Nikara Johns
Screwball comedy movies, rare screenings of epic box office disaster: Library of Congress’ Packard Theater in April 2014 (photo: Cary Grant and Irene Dunne in ‘The Awful Truth’) In April 2014, the Library of Congress’ Packard Campus Theater in Culpeper, Virginia, will celebrate Hollywood screwball comedy movies, from the Marx Brothers’ antics to Peter Bogdanovich’s early ’70s homage What’s Up, Doc?, a box office blockbuster starring Barbra Streisand and Ryan O’Neal. Additionally, the Packard Theater will present a couple of rarities, including an epoch-making box office disaster that led to the demise of a major studio. Among Packard’s April 2014 screwball comedies are the following: Leo McCarey’s Duck Soup (Saturday, April 5) — actually more zany, wacky, and totally insane than merely "screwball" — in which Groucho Marx stars as the recently (un)elected dictator of Freedonia, abetted by siblings Harpo Marx and Chico Marx, in addition to Groucho’s perennial foil, »
- Andre Soares
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