All Kinds of News for January 10, 2018
Eva Carlston Academy is an all girls Residential Treatment Center, nestled up to the Wasatch Mountain Range in Salt Lake City, Utah; January provides a unique opportunity for Eva Carlston’s teenage clients to participate in the Sundance Film Festival, one of the world’s premiere independent film festivals for the 7th year in a row. During this 10 day film festival with screenings in both Park City and Salt Lake City, UT, the students will participate in the Student Screening Series that the festival offers. The 2018 Sundance documentary film, Won’t You Be My Neighbor, which examines Fred Roger’s legacy during his lifetime of providing children’s programming that taught tolerance and acceptance through his classic Public Television program Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood. Fred Rogers was considered a radical of his time by saying things like “I like you just the way you are” and devoted his life to meeting the specific needs of children. This unique opportunity enables these young women to gain exposure to films that touch on more relevant and emotional subjects and push the boundaries from more fantastical, pop blockbuster movies.
Student Screen Series at Sundance rigorously screens the content to ensure it is appropriate for the age group, while simultaneously introducing young people to the art of global independent film. Students not only get exposure to some of the best contemporary independent films, but also get to engage with directors, actors, and filmmakers as part of the programming. There are a myriad of art-influenced experiences including monthly visits to local galleries and museums, volunteering at the Living Traditions and Utah Arts Festivals and Eva Carlston holds season ticket to the Utah Symphony and the Pioneer Theatre Company. "Eva Carlston believes that art is an inherently therapeutic tool for expression, creation, and a positive outlet for emotions, " said Maggie Willis, BFA, Art Director.
Salt Lake is a prime hub for art and culture in the intermountain west. Eva Carlston participates in a myriad of art-influenced experiences including monthly visits to local galleries and museums, volunteering at the Living Traditions and Utah Arts Festivals and are season ticket holders to the Utah Symphony as well as the Pioneer Theatre Company to name a few. Eva Carlston believes that art is an inherently therapeutic tool for expression, creation, and a positive outlet for emotions.
About Eva Carlston Academy
Eva Carlston Academy (UT) is a licensed residential treatment center located near the urban center of Salt Lake City. The program serves young women between the ages of 12 and 18 in a clinically intense, family-style program which focuses upon creating opportunities for students to explore the arts while working toward continued growth and healing.