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    High school is supposed to consist of “the best years of your life.” That’s a bunch of B.S., and I think pretty much anyone would agree. However, there are some fantastic memories from that time period, not least of which was making movies with my friends. The teenage years are wonderful for the imagination: you have a dream, you do it, and you don’t care what other people think. That is why my friends and I were able to produce such masterpieces as “El Revolution” (a battle of Americans vs. Mexicans, the latter of which were also Caucasian) and “Not in Theaters” (something about a mystical book, a talking fan named Holmes, and the summoning of Bob Dole, who promptly exploded [as politicians are apparently prone to do]).

    This weekend brings the chance to see such uninhibited creativity in action, as well as the opportunity to support a good cause, with the fourth annual Bellewood Youth Film Festival.

    The Bellewood Home for Children provides care for abused and homeless youth. They provide a home for children who need it, as well as finding good foster homes for those ready to move on. They also provide education and employment resources.

    The annual film festival receives submissions from kids ages 12-18 in Kentucky and Southern Indiana. It takes place this Sunday, March 11, from 3:00 to 5:00. Admission to the festival is $5.00, which can be thought of as a small donation to the Bellewood Home.

    The festival will occur at Kentucky Country Day School, located at 4100 Springdale Road, near the Summit in the East End.

    More information about the festival and the Bellewood Home can be found at the Bellewood website. (Winning film submissions from last year’s festival can also be viewed here.)

    Image courtesy of the Bellewood website.

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    About Allan Day

    There are legitimate theories that the Big Bang originated from the collapse of a black hole in a fourth-dimensional universe. This stuff fascinates me, and I love reading about it. I love reading about science. And about anything, for that matter, provided it's interesting - and everything is potentially interesting, so I'm fascinated by a lot of things. I also read a lot of fiction (Kurt Vonnegut deserves deification) and watch a lot of movies (Charlie Chaplin also deserves deification). I've made a few short films myself. I'm also a writer of everything - I'm close to a Bachelor's in English at IUS. My life consists of reading, writing, bartending, and taking care of my daughter full-time. Life is busy and life is stressful, but that's why there's music and art and other forms of relaxation.

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