Kick-off: Reinventing the Patriot

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Don't miss your chance to join the ranks of Wonder Woman, Superman, and Captain America! Become the first in a new breed of superheroes for the 21st century! Join Reinventing the Patriot for the one, the only, the original kick-off event!

The big kick-off!

Saturday, March 9th, 3:30pm

22341 Marine View Drive South

Des Moines, WA

And by one, we actually mean you have TWO opportunities to join us!

Friday, March 8th, 5:00 pm: Come get your caffeine fix at Cutter's Point at Midway. Join us for a special presentation and stay for CP's weekly open mic night.

Saturday, March 9th, 3:30 pm: Fancy a big Saturday night soiree? We're not sure this is it, but you can get your happy hour wine on and join us for a special presentation at the Scotch&Vine.

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We are Reinventing the Patriot

EKE Pictures, the Seattle-based, award-winning film production company (Crimes of the Past, The Day My Parents Became Cool, A Relative Thing, The Periphery Project Volume I (2012)), has acquired the rights to adapt the Paige Edmiston essay into a short documentary film. Returning to Federal Way High School, the adapted essay serves as the film’s spine and narrative, spoken by a multitude of students from a single, large, diverse, wonderful public high school – with a large dose of student activism, local politics, and plenty of superhero fun thrown in the mix.

The film simultaneously tells a new superhero story. In 2012, the students of Federal Way High School led a passionate, eight month campaign to turn a 15 point electoral loss into a 20 point victory, assuring a $120 million state of the art new school. These students will never attend the new school because they will have long since graduated. The film follows their activism in the face of withering community criticism, using their civic heroism as illustration of the essay’s central theme.

Filming at Federal Way High School in 2013.

To read the essay: