Lakewood Ranch Cinemas to hold free screening of sci-fi short by Bradenton area students

wtatangelo@bradenton.comNovember 30, 2012 

LAKEWOOD RANCH -- On Saturday, 32 local students in grades 3-10 will take a stroll down the red carpet to the first screening of their new film "Color Me Invisible."

The sci-fi short was created in Bradenton area by Inspired Minds' two-week "film kids" program and focuses on the struggle many children face to stay true to themselves.

"Our student filmmakers chose this topic because they feel there is so much pressure to blend in, to hide who they really are, especially once they hit middle school," said Heather Manley, co-owner of Inspired Minds, in a statement.

"I think that is really what makes this film so special. Besides being a really cool sci-fi short, this film offers their perspective on how painful this pressure can be. It is honest, and I think that honesty will help the film reach other kids."

Manley stated she feels this is a film that not only kids, but parents and teachers should see.

The screening starts at 9:30 a.m. at Lakewood Ranch Cinemas, 10715 Rodeo Drive No. 8, Lakewood Ranch. Tickets is free. Following the screening, the Sarasota Film Commission Office will be honoring Inspired Minds and the Film Kids Program for their efforts to make a positive impact in film. The program and the students will be presented with a proclamation stating that Dec. 1 is "Film Kids Day".

Information: 941-955-3456 or filmsociety.org; http://inspiredminds.us.

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