Wednesday, October 24, 2012
OUCARES to roll out the red carpet for student film premiere
To celebrate the creative endeavors of 50 summer film camp participants, Oakland University's Center for Autism Research, Education and Support (OUCARES) will host its 2012 Red Carpet Film Premiere starting at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27.
Films to be presented center on the theme "30 Minutes Tonight" – a play on the popular television programs "60 Minutes" and "Entertainment Tonight." With guidance from well-known actor, director and entertainer Joey Travolta, groups of students in the two-week film camp wrote, casted and produced short films themselves.
Travolta and OUCARES leaders created the film camp – one of only six in the country – as a unique opportunity for youth on the autism spectrum to immerse themselves in the arts while in a supportive and inclusive setting.
The Red Carpet Film Premiere, which is open to the public, will take place in the Oakland Center on the campus of Oakland University. For interactive and printable maps, visit oakland.edu/map
. Tickets to the event are $25 per person and are available by visiting oakland.edu/oucaresstore
and clicking on "Events."
To learn more about OUCARES, including ways to support its mission to improve the quality of life of individuals with autism and help meet the needs of their families, visit oakland.edu/oucares