Maybe it’s one of the sappiest, most overused clichés of all time, but there’s no denying that children really are our future. Well, to be more specific, children are the future, because by the time all the little Hunters and Emmas are ready to inherit the semi-habitable burnt-out husk of a planet left to them, we’ll be long since dead — (spoiler alert) most likely killed in a mass execution following an uprising of said children, brought on by our poor planning and baby-naming skills.
But try not to let this knowledge ruin your enjoyment of the Josiah Youth Media Festival, scheduled to run Thursday, July 9 – Saturday, July 11, with screenings beginning at 8 p.m. each night at Urban-15 (2500 S. Presa). The fest — an annual event honoring the memory of SA artist Josiah Miles Neundor —will feature films of less than 20 minutes, all made by filmmakers younger than 21. Admission is free, but you need go to urban-15.org to secure your spot. In other words, it’s the perfect opportunity to
scrutinize student films for signs of an impending teenage riot support the ambitions of tomorrow’s generation of Alamo City auteurs. We’re on your side, young Skylers — I swear to god. Please put the pitchforks down.