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 that follows a group of Lexington-Bell Community Center students as they release their inner orchestra. 
 
Originally the brainchild of hip-hop artist, mental health advocate, and moCa’s former Community Engagement & Programs Manager, Archie Green, My Violin Weighs a Ton was an interactive experience in which Lexington-Bell students created and performed hip hop with a classical twist. The students showcased their newly acquired skills during a concert at the iconic Severance Hall, performing with Archie and an ensemble of orchestral musicians. 
 
After the screening, filmmaker Tino Cash and project coordinators Archie Green and Kelsi Carter will be in conversation. 
 
Seating is on a first-come first-served basis and is not guaranteed.
 
About the collaborators:
 
Archie Green helms the mental health organization Peel Dem Layers Back and has been featured on various local media outlets including WKYC Channel 3, WCPN Ideastream, Cleveland Magazine, Cleveland.com, and Cleveland Scene. He was also selected as one of The Guardian's 2019 Cleveland City Champions. His introspective single, "Layers" premiered on VICE.com in 2016. 
 
Kelsi Carter is a 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 also the impact director of Shooting without Bullets. 
 
Tino Cash is the filmmaker of My Violin Weighs A Ton, the second documentary from his production company 610 Filmworks. He also co-founded the imprint ALOOF Recordings with Case Bargé that released the EP "Transcend,” garnering coverage from Cleveland.com, Cleveland Scene, and Cleveland Magazine.
 
My Violin Weighs A Ton was funded by Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.