If a bunch of kids make a movie, they will want to enter it into a film festival. If they enter it into a film festival, they will want to go see it!
On Saturday, Marci & Debbie met the OPL kids and their families at the Ossining train station for the trip into NYC for the 90-Second Newbery Film Festival.
The kids had a great time on the train.
The auditorium at the main branch of the New York Public Library was packed with kids and families from near and far, who came to see their films screened. Betsy Bird, a children’s librarian at NYPL, welcomed us all.
Then James Kennedy, the film festival curator, and his co-host, Jon Scieszka, started the show.
About 20 films were shown, each one introduced by James & Jon, who entertained us with their humor. In between some of the screenings, there were live skits and game shows, including “The $20,000 Pyramid” with Newbery Award winning author, Rebecca Stead.
The OPL Kids movie, The Whipping Boy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98CM6JGtluI), was shown during the middle of the program, and all the kids were asked to stand up to be recognized.
Everyone had a great time.