Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Allison Bohl documentary on students in animation workshops with Mr Bill creator Walter Williams Wed, May 31, Mickle Hall, Centenary College, 7 pm

“From Your Imagination to the Screen” is a 22-minute documentary film about a series of animation workshops that Chris Jay organized in January. During these sessions, “Mr. Bill” creator Walter Williams taught children from the Highland and Ledbetter Heights communities in Shreveport to create their own cartoons using a variety of materials – most prominently Play-Doh. Williams used Play-Doh to create “Mr. Bill.”

Jay says the film, made by student Allison Bohl, is "an insightful, fast-paced, and extremely well-made testament to the importance of art in education. For cinephiles “From Your Imagination…” calls to mind the work of Errol Morris (“The Fog of War,” “The Thin Blue Line”), bringing a very stylized, cinematic look and feel to a documentary subject."

Premiere and Q&A with filmmaker Allison Bohl
7 PM, Centenary College’s Carlisle Auditorium, inside Mickle Hall, beside the library.
Free. Film run time is 22 minutes. All ages appropriate material.

Directions or more information: Chris Jay at (318) 424-9090.

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