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CLEMENTINE

What to know: Student film with admirable storyline and acting.
CLEMENTINE is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
Recommended age 4-12
11 minutes
VIDEO
KARI THOMAS
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Clementine is a student film that takes place in the wild west and tells the story of a girl who robs a bank and steals your heart. Its tone gives you the sense of a group of kids playing together. I enjoyed the childish innocence of the film.

The storyline of this film is pretty simple and has a lot of heart. The camera work, costumes and sets are nothing special but are entirely appropriate for the storyline and the situation. The characters are well acted. The student cast are ages 5 to 18, so you see young people obviously made up and costumed to look like adults, but that's part of the fun. Occasionally the actors stumble a bit with their lines, but so what?! I want to remind film programmers that this is a student made film and, as such, is a great example of what can be done by a group of young children in a short period of time. Just don't expect a professional production please.

I like the general childish vibe and tone of the film. It's engaging and certainly holds its own against other student films. I love the idea of the film camp where this was created. Seems like a great experience for kids to learn the fundamentals of filmmaking, from script-writing to shooting, acting and editing.

I give this 3 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 5 to 12. One distinct audience is other student filmmakers, who will appreciate the efforts by these young people. Reviewed by Calista B. and Julie S., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic and KIDS FIRST! Adult juror.

Clementine is a student film that takes place in the wild west and tells the story of a girl who robs a bank and steals your heart. Its tone gives you the sense of a group of kids playing together. I enjoyed the childish innocence of the film.

The storyline of this film is pretty simple and has a lot of heart. The camera work, costumes and sets are nothing special but are entirely appropriate for the storyline and the situation. The characters are well acted. The student cast are ages 5 to 18, so you see young people obviously made up and costumed to look like adults, but that's part of the fun. Occasionally the actors stumble a bit with their lines, but so what?! I want to remind film programmers that this is a student made film and, as such, is a great example of what can be done by a group of young children in a short period of time. Just don't expect a professional production please.

I like the general childish vibe and tone of the film. It's engaging and certainly holds its own against other student films. I love the idea of the film camp where this was created. Seems like a great experience for kids to learn the fundamentals of filmmaking, from script-writing to shooting, acting and editing.

I give this 3 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 5 to 12. One distinct audience is other student filmmakers, who will appreciate the efforts by these young people. Reviewed by Calista B. and Julie S., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic and KIDS FIRST! Adult juror.

She robbed a bank, but stole their hearts.
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