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Sharing Multicultural Traditions by Emily Yueng

I Can Do Anything!
Curator Sarah Gish in Attendance
Saturday, June 15, 4PM
Location: Aurora Picture Show, 2442 Bartlett
Aurora Members Free with RSVP, Kids under 12 $5, Non-members $10
(DOOR SALES ONLY AT THIS TIME)

Aurora Picture Show welcomes back another Gish Picks curated I Can Do Anything! screening of film shorts by, about, and for kids celebrates children, who truly can do anything because they still know how to dream! You’ll get to meet young Emily Yueng, who learns about cultural traditions around the world;  a young boy whose violin saves him from homesickness;  and a girl named Trudy whose big mouth gets her into trouble and makes her special at the same time.  There will be plenty of shorts about boys and girls of all kinds, doing all kinds of things.  And after this screening, kids will be inspired to do anything!

Before the screening, please join us for a special youth music performance by Spotlight Acting Academy.


The following films will be included in this program:
  
KID PRESIDENT'S PEP TALK   
"It's everybody's duty to give the world a reason to dance" and "If life is a game, aren't we all on the same team?" are words of wisdom in this video by the shortest president ever.
 
NOW YOU KNOW IT ANYWAY    
At a sunny flea market, Robin tries to sell her own made-up stories. As she tells one of her stories with increasing confidence to a potential customer, all the main characters come alive and anxiously listen in.
 
IN A HEARTBEAT    
A little girl overcomes her fear and shyness by standing up for a classmate being bullied.  She soon learns that taking action and making a difference gives her confidence that she sorely needs.
 
THE CHINESE VIOLIN  
In this animated short, a young girl and her father move from China to Canada, bringing only their Chinese violin along for the journey. As they face the challenge of starting fresh in a new place, the music of the violin connects them to the life they left behind and guides the girl towards a musical future.
 
SWAY AWAY 
If you think clothes swaying on a line don't have a life, you're wrong!  Things swinging on trees aren't just hanging around...
 
ZOOPERSTARS CHALLENGE 
Kids can do anything -- even eat gummy fish without their hands!
 
BIG MOUTH 
This animated film by Andrea Dorfman introduces us to Trudy, who learns how her big mouth gets her into trouble and makes her special at the same time.
 
TZARITA 
Warmth, humor, and magic abound in this story about a young girl who misses her grandmother. When Lili finds a tzaritza (magic shell) along the seashore, she hatches a plan to bring her Grandma from Bulgaria to Montreal to make her father happy.
 
ASTHMA TECH  
Young Winston, who suffers from chronic asthma, isn't able to participate in the everyday activities of his peers and classmates. He copes with the predicament through his vivid imagination, with paper and crayons. On one particularly rainy afternoon, Winston discovers that the magic of imagination has the power to transform and empower, and his skills and talents save the day.
 
EMILY YUENG:  SHARING MULTI-CULTURAL TRADITIONS: 
This is Emily Yueng Making a Medicine Wheel  
Young Emily Yueng spends time with Native Americans learning how to make a medicine wheel and other traditional crafts.
 
SLEDDIN'   
Sleddin' tells  the story of Gus, a daring boy, who sleds down a towering mountain. After crashing at the bottom, he discovers that reality was not quite what it seemed to be. This story is a metaphor for experiences that are larger-than-life. Phenomenal moments are often created in our childhood, but are ultimately dependent on our own perspective and willingness to believe.

HAIL 
Emily Hubley's film encourages everyone to be who they want to be through a song by Vic Campos.

ABOUT SARAH GISH
Sarah Gish is a cultural champion and creative connector who ignites people’s lives through her personal, family, and business enrichment company, Gish Creative (www.gishcreative.com). Sarah uncovers the cool in Houston on Twittter @sarahgish, as well as Facebook @gishpicks and @houstongems.  Her blog/e-newsletter, Gish Picks (www.gishpicks.com), and her annual book, The Summer Book®:  A Guide to Summer Days Camps and Classes for Kids and Teens (www.thesummerbook.com)  are celebrating 10 years! 

ABOUT SPOTLIGHT ACTING ACADEMY
Spotlight Acting Academy is a children's musical theatre school in Katy, Texas. The Academy offers classes which teach children to act, sing and dance and end in a full scale performance of a Broadway musical. For more information, please visit:  www.spotlightactingacademy.com

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