Osio Theater is formed to promote and
support the cinematic arts by exhibiting independent, art, foreign,
alternative and classic films in a theater located in historic downtown
Monterey; to provide educational programs with respect to the art of filmmaking;
and to support the arts in the greater Monterey Peninsula area.
The Big Idea
Osio Theater’s after-school filmmaking
courses will teach middle school students throughout Monterey County the
basics of storytelling, filmmaking and presentation. The nonprofit movie
theater aims to inspire appreciation of the arts in students, particularly
supporting underserved school sites that do not have regular access to arts
programming. Osio needs support funding equipment as part of its student
microbudget filmmaking program so students will be empowered to tell their
stories using readily available technology, such as tablets and smartphones.
They will be encouraged to take artistic risks, build social skills and
engage as members of their community.
Every child needs an opportunity to tell
their story, to develop a story, and to share with others. But this
particular kind of immersion into this particular kind of storytelling gives
them a really huge platform to bring it all together—all these different
skills and these different ideas—and then gives them an opportunity to think
about what story they want to tell and how to do it really well.
- Paulette Lynch