My Violin Weighs a Ton: Film Screening

February 8, 2020 / 1:30pm3:00pm

Free & open to all

Join us for a screening of My Violin Weighs a Ton, a documentary recapping a local project that combined the talents of hip-hop artist Archie Green (Peel Dem Layers Back) and students from the Lexington-Bell Community Center as they created and performed hip hop with a classical twist, including a showcase of their newly acquired-skills during a concert at the iconic Severance Hall.

Immediately following the screening, Archie and his collaborators, Kelsi Carter of Shooting Without Bullets and Tino Cash of 610 Filmworks, will hold a panel discussion.

Archie Green has been featured on various Cleveland-based media outlets including WKYC Channel 3, WCPN Ideastream, Cleveland Magazine,, and Cleveland Scene. He was also selected as one of The Guardian's 2019 Cleveland City Champions. His introspective single, "Layers" premiered at in 2016.

Kelsi Carter is social impact innovator involved with project management, program and curriculum development, and nonprofit administration as a means to create solutions to social problems affecting marginalized and underserved populations. She is currently the Impact Director of Shooting without Bullets.