“It turns out that any book, no matter how worthy and somber, becomes pleasingly ludicrous when compressed into 90 seconds.” - James Kennedy, Author
We’re really looking forward to Wednesday’s 90-second Newbery Film Festival - and you’re invited! Join Kennedy in the Cindy Pritzker Auditorium at Harold Washington Library Center from 6-8 PM as he hosts an energetic evening of short film screenings, each of which has been created by kids and teens in Chicago. The pieces will be interspersed with Newbery Medal-winning films from around the world and fun live performances celebrating this unique combination of literature and technology.
Want a preview? Here’s Madeleine L’Engle’s 1963 Newbery winner, “A Wrinkle in Time” in 90 seconds: