Saturday, February 11, 2012


"A Wrinkle In Time" In 90 Seconds from James Kennedy on Vimeo.

Tonight, at the 50th Anniversary Celebration of A Wrinkle in Time held at Symphony Space, I learned about 90 Second Newbery.  It's film festival being curated by James Kennedy and Betsy Bird.

Here's their pitch:

So here’s our contest, open to anyone: make a video that compresses the story of a Newbery award-winning book into 90 seconds or less.

It turns out that any book, no matter how worthy and somber, becomes pleasingly ludicrous when compressed into 90 seconds. Please watch our very first entry, in the video above: a 90-second version of
A Wrinkle in Time (1963).

Teachers, here’s a fun project that will get your students reading Newbery winners. Students, here’s an excuse to mess around with video equipment. Librarians, here’s an activity to do with your teen advisory boards. Anyone can enter. Everyone wins!
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