WILMOT — “Screens for Teens,” a project of the Wisconsin Film Festival, will take place Thursday at Wilmot High School, 11112 308th Ave.
Filmmakers and UW-Madison experts will take part in conversations about the films and filmmaking.
Three short films will be screened, and all the screenings are free and open to the public.
“Cliff, Superfan!” and “Brown Girl” will be shown starting at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, with “Rwanda & Juliet” being screened at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
“Cliff, Superfan!” is a 25-minute film about Clifford Hayashi, who is Stanford University’s biggest sports fan, attending more than 4,000 games in the past 22 years. But the film also focuses on Hayashi learning that his Japanese-American mother was held in an internment camp during World War II and how he immerses himself in the history of the camp and its inhabitants.
“Brown Girl” is a 10-minute documentary about Gretchen Carvajal, a Filipino-American artist and UW-Madison student, who uses art to explore her identity as well as her past and present.
“Rwanda & Juliet” tells the story of Dartmouth professor emeritus Andrew Garrod’s trip to Rwanda to mount a production of “Romeo and Juliet” that features teen and college-age members of both the Hutu and Tutsi tribes about two decades after the inter-tribal genocide.