Tumbleweeds Festival appeals to family audiences

By Rosemarie Howard

For the Deseret News

Published: Monday, March 26 2012 11:56 a.m. MDT

The festival concluded Sunday evening with a screening of “David,” a film intended for audiences ages 10 and up. It’s a story set in Brooklyn, New York, about a friendship that grows between an 11-year-old Muslim boy, Daud/David, and Yoav, a Jewish boy. Mostly non-professional actors were cast in the film. Executive producer Stephanie Levy and Muatasem Mishal, who played David, were both on hand after the screening for a question-and-answer session.

Based on the audience response in its first two years, the Tumbleweeds Film Festival is also a success with local audiences.

“We are a young and growing festival,” Hubley said.

Throughout the year, the Utah Film Center sponsors Tumbleweeds film screenings for children and youths at a variety of locations along the Wasatch Front. For more information, go to utahfilmcenter.org/tumbleweeds/

Rosemarie Howard lives in a 100-year-old house on Main Street, Springville, Utah. She enjoys creating multimedia projects. Her website is at www.dramaticdimensions.com.

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