Saturday, September 19 at 11:30 a.m.
These seven short films, from animation to live action, take viewers into the hearts and minds of children.
A tiny leaf goes a long way in the cleverly animated “Little Favor” (Yawen Zheng, USA, 1 min.); On a drab winter day, a lonely girl finds a bouquet of balloons and transforms her city into a more colorful place in “Balloons” (Sitora Takanaev, USA, 5 min.); Jake spends most of his time indoors playing video games until his mom brings home a surprise in “The Present” (Jacob Frey, Germany, 4 min.); A seven-year-old girl and her sisters ask for a simple bicycle, knowing full well that their loving yet unconventional parents will likely disappoint them in the Oscar-nominated “Me and My Moulton” (Torill Kove, Canada/Norway, 14 min.); A mysterious boy collects stars and sends them to every city child in “Every Star” (Yawen Zheng, USA, 3 min.); This caged being’s burden is to carry the moon round the earth in “So It Goes” (Alex Pope, USA, 1 min.); On her first day at a new school, a self-conscious young girl learns that compassion can overcome difference in “Bunny New Girl” (Natalie van den Dungen, Australia, 6 min.)
Approximate runtime: 35 min.
All films are in English, or without dialogue. Family friendly. Best suited for ages 6 and up.
Kids 12 and under admitted free.
Tickets (13 and up): $5