The Capital City Film Festival Partnership with TEDxLansing 2012 has enabled ticket holders unparalleled access to some AMAZING festival events on Friday, April 13!
Buy a TEDxLansing ticket ($35), get access to all the Film Festival events at the Lansing Public Media Center. Buy a Film Festival Pass ($50) and get access to the ENTIRE Film Festival weekend AND TEDxLansing!
Media Sandbox Capstone Series
2:30 PM | Lansing Public Media Center
With a focus on information design and video entertainment, the inaugural Media Sandbox Series explores visual communication through the lenses of design, business and technology. Our guests aren’t just good; they’re the best. They’ll tell us about how their brains operate (or try to, at least) and the work that they do. Following their talks, a panel will convene for an interactive conversation including those burning questions we’ll surely want to ask.
Ben Fry received his doctoral degree from the Aesthetics + Computation Group at the MIT Media Laboratory, where his research focused on combining fields such as computer science, statistics, graphic design, and data visualization as a means for understanding information. Check him out at benfry.comand http://fathom.info/
Graham Roberts is a Graphics Editor at The New York Times. He creates work for both the print and web editions, along with a team of highly talented and creative individuals. Check him out at http://grahaphics.com and follow him at @grahaphics
Documentary Feature: Man on a Mission
6:30 PM | Lansing Public Media Center
In 2008 Richard Garriott, creator of the Ultima series of video games, became the first son of an astronaut to go to space. But this is no millionaire’s joy ride: he pioneered private space travel to make his dream come true. From his training in Russia to his launch in Kazakhstan to the dramatic, never before seen footage inside the capsule during fiery re-entry, this is a historic moment in human space travel. Not just for space fans, this is a film that will inspire anyone who works tirelessly to make their dream come true.
Narrative Feature: Searching for Sonny
9:00 PM | Lansing Public Media Center
After receiving a mysterious postcard, directionless pizza delivery guy Elliot Knight decides to attend his high school reunion in Texas and make amends with Sonny Bosco, an old friend he once wronged. Once there, Elliot reunites with his fraternal twin brother, ne’er-do-well Calvin, their timorous former pal Gary Noble, and the gorgeous Eden Mercer (played by “Friday Night Lights” star Minka Kelly), the love of just about every classmate’s life. When the guys discover that Sonny is missing under mysterious circumstances, their investigation turns meta when they realize that everything happening seems eerily similar to a play they performed in high school – a play Sonny wrote.