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Reading Movies at the Nickelodeon Theatre


WHAT: Learning to READ Movies by watching The Red Balloon (1956), Directed by Albert Lamorisse

WHO: ALL AGES (but note if kids are working independently, 5th Grade & Up for the education portion)

WHERE: Nickelodeon Theatre

WHEN: 21st August 2013, 9:00am-12:00pm

COST: $5 per person (student/parent). Cost includes free small popcorn (salt, no butter) and drink (Coke products) for all students. This is a FANTASTIC DEAL because the actual value for this program is more than $10/student.


Program Goals & Objectives:
● To show students thought provoking short films
● To engage students in a post­film discussion about the techniques of film
● To teach students to analyze movies using the languages of film
● To teach students how filmmakers use the languages of film to tell a story.
● To engage students in critical thinking and writing activities

Goal = Students learn the basics of the language of film and develop basic storytelling skills.

Program Description:

Reading Movies presents film screenings, post film discussions and critical thinking/writing exercises that enrich students’ study of literature, social studies, science, world languages, and the visual and performing
arts. This program also provides students with a basic understanding of the languages of film: Camera, Editing, Sound & Mise en Scene (Setting, Character, Wardrobe, Lighting, etc). Education faculty as well as guestspeakers provide a social, historical, cultural, and aesthetic context for the film and facilitate post­screeningdiscussion. After post­screen discussion, students break into groups to collaborate, write and present a new ending for the film.

RSVP and PAY before 15th August: School of the Minds

PARKING: Parking is available in the parking garage directly behind the Nick/Mast General Store (Corner Assembly and Taylor) – all blue metered parking goes up to 10 hours. Parking on the street only goes up to 2 hours.

All parents and volunteers are asked to be active participants in the group activity at the end of the program, please make sure that parents are aware.

CAPACITY: 25 students only


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