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Film Making: Behind the Scenes of a Minnesota-Made Animation * Based on Milkweed - A Holocaust-Era Young Adult Novel (Southwest)


Adult Enrichment / Trips, Tours & Special Events -
Adult Enrichment Winter 2024

NOTE:  This event is postponed until February 22, 2024. 

“Milkweed,” a Holocaust-era young adult novel, is now in development as a feature-length animated film right here in the Twin Cities! If you’ve ever wondered about the countless and complex steps necessary to create a feature-length animated film, here’s your chance to learn! Members of the animation team for “Milkweed,” adapted from an award-winning young adult novel by Jerry Spinelli, will share their process and answer questions. Producer Gail Rosenblum will also talk about free Holocaust and empathy lesson plans, using the novel “Milkweed,” which are available to middle school teachers. Teachers eager to incorporate Holocaust materials into their lesson plans with the new Minnesota mandate are invited to attend to learn more. A portion of the proceeds will go to the non-profit, The Milkweed Film and Middle School Holocaust Education Project. Ages 10-99 welcome!  Check out Milkweed the Movie Facebook Page.

Instructors

Mike Owens

Co-Director

Co-director Mike Owens is an Emmy- (“Danger & Eggs”) and Oscar-winning (“Hair Love”) animation director, show creator and educator with more than 20 years of experience in the industry. He is co-owner of WOMO Studio in St. Paul, MN., where he develops and produces original animated content.


Wendie Owens

Co-Director

Co-director Wendie Owens is a creative filmmaker and storyteller working in animation and live action. Wendie’s career began as an animator for children’s television programming in Chicago. She is now co-owner of WOMO Studio in St. Paul, MN., where she develops and produces original content.


Gail R Rosenblum

Producer & Project Director

Producer Gail Rosenblum recently retired from a long career at the Star Tribune. She optioned the young adult novel, “Milkweed,” by Jerry Spinelli and is overseeing development of the feature animation. Gail is also project director for the Milkweed Middle School Holocaust Education Project, which offers free teaching materials about the Holocaust and empathy to middle school teachers throughout North America.

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  Gail R Rosenblum , Mike Owens , Wendie Owens


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Thursday, Feb 22
6:30 - 8:00 PM

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Ages   10 yr. - 99 yr.

Price: $ 25 00