Program for Friday, April 11
Images have been used to tell stories since long before the written word. Cave artists provide the first evidence of prehistoric storytelling. Today, images continue to inform, inspire, challenge and shape public understanding, whether they are in print, on shown on film, or streamed on the Internet.
Story Day 2014 will examine moving images - animation, feature documentary and television, as well as short documentary and video. Through an engaging and interactive series of discussions with accomplished storytellers, the audience will take part in a fun and informative day that will also feature interactive storytelling and the presentation of the 2014 Pell Center Prize for Story in the Public Square and the winners of the student contest.
9-9:25 - Arrival and coffee
9:25-9:35 - Welcomes and housekeeping
Announcement and logistics of on-site audience filmmaking: open to all, but voluntary
9:35-9:45 - First audience poll
9:45-10:35 - Animation block
Agnieszka Woznicka, animation artist and associate professor, Rhode Island School of Design. (15 minutes for screening of maker's work, 35 minutes for presentation, discussion, audience Q&A)
Moderator: Karen Bordeleau
10:35-10:50 - Audience filmmaking and break
10:50-11:35 - Feature documentary block
Teja Arboleda, documentarian, writer, and educator (15 minutes for screening of maker's work, 35 minutes for presentation, discussion, audience Q&A)
Moderator: Michael Budd
11:35-11:40 - Second audience poll
11:40-11:50 - Audience filmmaking and break
11:50-noon - Transportation to Ochre Court for lunch
Noon-1 - Lunch at Ochre Court
1:15-2 - Pell Center Prize presentation and keynote address
Danny Strong, on Hollywood public storytelling. Followed by 15 minute Q&A.
2-2:05 - Student contest winners
2:05-2:10 - Third audience poll
2:10-3 - TV block
Jim Taricani, investigative television reporter, WJAR-TV, NBC 10 (15 minutes for screening of maker's work, 35 minutes for presentation, discussion, audience Q&A)
Moderator: G. Wayne Miller
3-3:10 - Audience filmmaking and break
3:10-4 - Short documentary/video block
Kendall Moore, University of Rhode Island (15 minutes for screening of maker's work, 35 minutes for presentation, discussion, audience Q&A)
Moderator: Jamie McGuire
4-4:05 - Fourth and final audience poll
4:05-4:15 - Discussion of audience poll questions
4:15-4:45 - Showing and discussion of audience films
4:45-5 - Conclusion and farewell (to those not attending Jane Pickens screening)
5-7:30 - Dinner, at a place of one's choosing
7:30 - Screening of Danny Strong's award-winning "Game Change"
Jane Pickens Theater & Events Center, 49 Touro St., Newport, R.I.