If you need something to restore your faith in the future of our world, something to prove that today's teens are smart and creative, then listen up. And take heart. The Reel Expressions International Teen Film Festival is coming to the Bardavon 1869 Opera House at 35 Market Street in Poughkeepsie next Friday, June 15 from 5 pm - 7 pm.

Now in its sixth year, the Reel Expressions International Teen Film Festival features youth produced films from the Hudson Valley and around the world. Narrative, animation, experimental and documentary. This teen showcase encourages youth creativity, invigorates our local community through the arts, and showcases the incredible work done by the next generation of media makers. You won't be disappointed.

Doors for Reel Expressions International Teen Film Festival open at 5:00 pm, and the film showcase begins at 5:30 pm. For more information, visit their facebook page. For tickets, visit their website at https://feelthearteffect.org/.

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