Come to SUMMERCAMP! There's s'more to growing up...
July 16, 2009
7:00PM to 9:30PM
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This July, as the long days and chirping of crickets herald the advent of a new season, ReelTime at the Radio Room invites Grand Valley residents to relive the summers of their youth with a presentation of the documentary SUMMERCAMP! from award-winning filmmakers Bradley Beesley and Sarah Price. The screening is scheduled for Thursday, July 16 at 7 pm.
Spotlighting the adventures of four pre-teens during their stay at the Swift Nature Camp in picturesque northern Wisconsin, SUMMERCAMP! deftly portrays the joys, heartaches, fears and aspirations that encompass the modern American adolescent experience.
Beesley and Price seamlessly assimilate with a fresh crop of campers and stick with them during the ins and outs of their three-week stay. Mixing the artistry of their camera lens with subdued melodies from musicians The Flaming Lips, the filmmakers allow their audience to relive universal rites of passage -– the joys of campfires, sing-a-longs, talent shows and first love; and the difficulties of injuries, homesickness and personality clashes.
The result of their tireless efforts is a sweet and endearing film capturing the exhilarating yet confusing stage when “tweens” grasping for glimmers of independence still desperately cling to the comforts of childhood.
"With tenderness and joy, Bradley Beesley and Sarah Price capture the precious moments of preteen freedom — not from parents and school, but from self-awareness and doubt." -– TIME OUT NEW YORK
Austin-based director/producer Bradley Beesley was named one of FILMMAKER MAGAZINE’s “Top 25 Independent Filmmakers of the Year” in 2002. His extensive filmography includes a long-term collaboration with recording artists The Flaming Lips on such projects as THE FEARLESS FREAKS as well as the feature documentary OKIE NOODLING.
Director/producer Sarah Price has enjoyed an equally prolific filmmaking career with credits including THE YES MEN and the quirky and fascinating AMERICAN MOVIE, awarded the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival in 1999.