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Southern Circuit Independent Films – Children of Invention

The Arts Council, Inc., Gainesville State College and South Arts present “Children of Invention,” with Filmmaker Shelia Dvorak as part of the South Arts Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers at the Arts Council Smithgall Arts Center on Thursday, October 21, 2010. A reception will be provided by The Holbrook of Lake Lanier catering and included in the ticket prices.

Meet the Filmmaker:
Following the screening of her feature film,”Children of Invention,” stay to join us as Shelia Dvorak and the audience engage in a discussion about the film and her work as a filmmaker.

A hard-working single mom, Elaine Cheng tries desperately to find the means to support her two
young children, Raymond and Tina. They squat in a
model apartment in an unfinished building, buttry to maintain a normal life. Elaine juggles a number of jobs, leaving Raymond and Tina to become latch-key kids. When mom doesn’t return home onenight, things take a turn for the worse. Nobody knows the kids arehome alone, and they are left to fend for themselves. As the days pass, Raymond comes up with a planto take care of his little sister. “Children of Invention” is a drama about the influence of an adult world on children, the immigrant outlook and the effect of taking shortcuts to the American dream. CHILDREN OF INVENTION made its world premiere at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival, played over 50 film festivals, and won 17 festival awards incuding 8 Grand Jury or Best Narrative Feature prizes.

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