Carmel, California: Short Outdoor Films Screened At Carmel's Outdoor Forest Theater
Work by students at California State University, Monterey Bay will be presented at the Carmel Short Cinema film and video screening at the Outdoor Forest Theater on July 19. The outdoor films are sponsored by the Forest Theater Guild and CSU Monterey Bay's Department of Teledramatic Arts and Technology; the plan is to make the outdoor cinema screening an annual event. Among the shorts all are under 10 minutes to be screened are music videos, documentaries and narratives. Some were made as part of advanced video classes, others were created for students' capstones, or senior projects. Among the films to be shown is Letters from Within, a documentary that goes inside the walls of Juvenile Hall in Salinas. It offers viewers a chance to experience what life inside a youth prison is like, and will leave the viewer stunned, inspired and hopeful for change in the future. Stephen Sprague and Juan Ramirez created the film for their capstone project. Tickets are $7 and can be purchased at the door. The evening will get under way at 8:15 p.m. Spectators are advised to wear warm clothing and may want to bring a blanket. Concessions will be available. The Forest Theater is located at the corner of Mountain View and Santa Rita streets near downtown Carmel. For information, visit the web at www.foresttheaterguild.org. The oldest outdoor theater west of the Rockies. Founded in 1910, the first production at Carmel's Outdoor Forest theater was attended by 1000 people who saw "David," written by Constance Skinner and directed by the well-known professional coach, Garnet Holme from the University of California. Situated close to the heart of downtown Carmel, the location provided ideal acoustics within a natural amphitheater. The original stage was built on a slope between two great pines that form the proscenium arch, sixty feet wide. There wasn't a curtain and there were no electric lights. The roads and paths to the theater were lit by bonfires and two stone fireplaces on either side of the stage, which are still kindled every evening of a performance. The outdoor theater now shows plays and live performances, as well as outdoor movies. The spirit of the Forest Theater was born in the community and relies on the support of volunteers and benefactors. The tradition continues with the help of the City of Carmel, the citizens of Carmel and surrounding communities, and the visitors we welcome to our beautiful area a magical collaboration that keeps the vision of the early founders alive in the 21st century. Source: "CSUMB student films to be shown in Carmel" -The Californian. Read full article at: http://thecalifornian.com/article/20090706/NEWS01/90706016/1002/CSUMB+student+films+to+be+shown+in+Carmel.