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SAY Si student film premieres Aug. 18 at UTSA

By Alison Beshur
Public Affairs Specialist

(Aug. 18, 2006)--SAY Si, a local nonprofit providing art opportunities for youth, will premiere a student film, "Bon Voyage ... and All That Lovely Stuff," at 7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 18 in the Buena Vista Theater at the UTSA Downtown Campus.

The event is free and open to the public. Selected film shorts by other Media Arts Students (MAS) also will be screened. SAY Si students are local middle school- and high school-age students.

"Bon Voyage ... and All That Lovely Stuff," which is about friendship and choosing a direction in life, was written and directed by Sara Lauren Hinojosa.

San Antonio area students Ashtyn Sonner, Christopher Rodriguez, Carl Silva and Gerardo Cazares appear in the film.

The film's story details the life of a young artist named June, who is torn between staying with her family and leaving to pursue her dreams of becoming an artist. To cope with the inner turmoil, June fills her life with spontaneity and make-believe.

Previous films by SAY Si students have been recognized with awards, invitations to the Sundance Film Festival, and broadcasts on KLRN-TV, San Antonio's Public Broadcasting System station.

For more information, visit the SAY Si Web site or call (210) 212-8666.

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