The Allentown Art Museum is partnering with the Allentown Film Festival to host a free screening of short and animated works about art and the creative process. This is the first year of the Festival, and the Museum is proud to join the Civic Theatre of Allentown and the Bradbury-Sullivan Center as sites for this exciting, community-friendly event. Some of the filmmakers will be present for a discussion afterward.

WHEN: Saturday, April 15, 1-3 p.m.

WHERE: Allentown Art Museum, 31 North Fifth Street, Allentown (free parking in Museum lot) 

COST: Free (bring a friend!)


What is Art? (8 mins): Local Allentown artists and art lovers discuss the meaning of “art.” WORLD PREMIER

On/Off (7 mins, see image above): If geniuses like Frida Kahlo and Beethoven had been distracted by social media, would they have been as creative?

Self-Portrait Artist (12 mins): Jim Williams is a reclusive artist nearing death with a singular obsession: recreating himself, in all mediums.

Just a Walk (1 min): A woman walks along the colorful walls of Valiasr Street in Tehran, a metaphor of ambling in parallel worlds.

Walls Beneath Our Feet (5 mins): The Race Horse Company circus group collaborates with Helsinki Urban Art and music producer RRKK on a dance.

The Language of Luggage (12 mins): David Toolan travels to Europe to learn what makes antique trunks so special.

I Am Danny Torres (14 mins): Artist Danny Torres makes his community beautiful while maintaining Philadelphia’s rich Puerto Rican culture. 

The Pump-King (3 mins): Pumpkin sculptor Anthony Pater shares the beauty and the rot of his art.

Robert Shields: Actor and artist Robert Shields of Shields and Yarnell fame reminisces about his TV career and his life as an artist in Arizona.

My Father’s House (16 mins): A pastor wrestles with his faith as he watches his house of worship transition into a home for the downtrodden.

Tiffany’s New Light (14 mins): A small-town church wrestles with what to do with its century-old Tiffany windows. LEARN ABOUT AAM’S ROLE IN THE PRESERVATION OF THE WINDOWS 




For a complete schedule of Allentown Film Festival screenings, CLICK HERE.