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Filmmaker Chris Brown at Las Positas

Amador Valley grad will show movie, talk about its making

Independent filmmaker Chris Brown, a 1986 graduate of Amador Valley High, will be at Las Positas College this week to show his film, "The Other Kids," and talk about its creation.

"The Other Kids" combines fiction and nonfiction as six teenagers about to graduate high school share their feeling, experiences and struggles, for a glimpse into the life of an American teen. The movie was shot without a script during 18 months in Sonora.

Brown, who attended San Francisco State University, has been making features and documentaries for more than a decade, including "On Her Own," "A River Changes Course," and "Fanny, Annie & Danny" in 2010, which were all acclaimed.

The movie evening of "The Other Kids," from 7-10 p.m. Friday (Oct. 13), is a part of a film and arts class offered through Las Positas College Community Education, which promotes lifelong learning and professional development. The cost is $10. Register online at www.laspositascollege.edu/communityed or call 424-1467.

Brown has also lectured and presented his works at UCLA, Boston University, the San Francisco Art Institute, CSU Monterey Bay and University of Central Florida, among others. He lives in San Francisco with his wife, actress Jill Pixley, who performs in some of his films.

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