Tuesday, April 3, 2012

James Kennedy and the 90-Second Newbery

It hardly seems possible that this time last year we were filming our 90-second adaptation of Louis Sachar's Newbery Award-winning novel Holes for the 90-Second Newbery Film Festival.

And yet, I remember it clearly: getting sunburned in April, having our camera battery run out every 12 minutes, and giving the direction, "Faster! Everything is funnier when it's faster!"

Come to think of it, that'd be a great tagline for the 90-Second Newbery Film Festival. I'll have to remember to tell James Kennedy when he's here next week.

You: WHA-HA-HA-HA?!! Angela! You never told me that the guy who INVENTED the 90-Second Newbery Film Festival was coming to Tredyffrin Library!

Me: Oh, yes I did. Page three!

You: What's he going to be doing at the library?

Me: Showing us 90-second Newbery films made by students around the country, reading to us from his book, and making us laugh.

You: Is there still room for me?

Me: You bet! Tuesday, April 10, at 7pm. I'll save you a seat!

For more information about James Kennedy and the 90-Second Newbery, visit the Tredyffrin Library website or call 610-688-7092, ext. 210.

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