LPB FUNDED PROGRAMS SCREENING AT 92Y TRIBECA
LPB is proud to announce the screening of SPEAKING IN TONGUES and MARIACHI HIGH at this month's Story Leads to Action at 92Y Tribeca. Chicken & Egg Pictures, in partnership with Working Films, presents Story Leads to Action, a monthly-series that strives to adapt Working Films' audience engagement methodologies into a three-hour public event. 92Y Tribeca brings Chicken & Egg-funded filmmakers together with strategic cohorts of NY-based activists, educators and community organizers to field-test, "design" and brainstorm on-the-spot community/audience engagement strategies for their films. For more information about the screenings, please visit:www.92y.org/shop/92Tri_event_detail.asp?category=92Tri+92YTribeca+F....
Thursday, October 21, 2010, 7:30 p.m.
At 92Y Tribeca, 200 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10013SPEAKING IN TONGUES
Producers: Marcia Jarmel / Ken Schneider
Length: 60 Minutes
In a time where 31 states have passed English Only initiatives, one urban school district is exploring the provocative notion that speaking a foreign language can be a national asset. We follow four diverse students and their families as they encounter the challenges and delights of becoming fluent in two languages. As we witness their journey, we see how speaking more than one language changes them, their families, their communities, and maybe even the world.MARIACHI HIGH
Producer: Ilana Trachtman
Length: 60 Minutes
Beginning with the humor and beguiling awkwardness of open auditions in the fall, through major competitions in the spring, this vérité-style documentary tells the story of growing up Mexican American by capturing a year in the lives of four teenagers who form part of a competitive high school mariachi band. Using the band as a lens, MARIACHI HIGH closely follows the lives of compelling student musicians, from the classroom to their living rooms, behind closed doors and at public performances, through romances and tough decisions, all the while exploring how mariachi music helps Mexican American teenagers reconcile cultural identity with American teenage-hood. Against a backdrop of negative ethnic stereotypes in the media, watching these passionate young people find their own unique voices through an intense connection to the musical traditions of their cultural roots gives this film a heart-warming soul.
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