Lots of “Yuck”

August 5, 2013 § Leave a comment

So you are a 4th grade kid living in Brooklyn, N.Y. and you aren’t crazy about the school lunch that you eat every day. What are you going to do? Well, if you’re Zach Maxwell, you make a documentary called “Yuck” which explores the world of food from a kid’s point of view… and you do it at some peril.

In this 20 minute really cleverly made family enterprise of a film, you will join Zach as he maturely and not so maturely examines the school lunch program in his elementary school by breaking the rules and filming on the premises against school policy. The film is informative, instructive, and yes, yucky. It is also a lot of fun to watch and engages the viewer from opening title to closing credit. Not a bad first effort for a 4th grade film maker (Actually, pretty good for a documentarian of any age).

It will be screening at the 7th annual Landlocked Film Festival on Saturday, August 17 during the family- friendly showing at the historic Englert Theatre from 12 to 1pm along with some fun animation films including a locally-made animation short from last year’s  K-6  grades at Lemme and 5th and 6th graders at Mann elementary schools called “Stand Up Tall”.  More to come about that.

— Garry KleinImage




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