Youth Explosion—The 25 Color Collisions film and video festival will take place Saturday and Sunday, April 28 and 29, at the CCA Cinematheque in Santa Fe. Billed as the first “youth-produced youth festival in the country,” 25 Color Collisions will feature 25 films by artists 25 years of age and under. Described as “works from the macabre to the magnificent complimenting each other in one incredible weekend,” 25CC will expose the views and express the opinions of youth filmmakers from around the world. Films and videos will be screened in a variety of mixed categories, including documentaries, fiction, animation and experimental.
Lest you mistake this as some sort of kiddy film fest, check out the feature offerings, including a 10th anniversary screening of Harmony Korine’s bizarre and controversial drama Gummo. Receiving its regional premiere is the legendary Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation, a shot-for-shot recreation of the adventure movie classic started by four 12-year-olds in 1982 and completed over the course of more than seven years. Two of the filmmakers, Eric Zala and Chris Strompolos, will travel to Santa Fe to present their work, which for years has only been available in bootleg form. The story of the film’s creation was documented in a famed Vanity Fair article and will soon be turned into a movie written by Dan Clowes (Ghost World).
Live music, entertainment and more will be woven around the two days worth of screenings.