Kid Flicks Two

February 16, 2019 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Kids Flicks Two 

Presenting Kid Flicks, a touring program of the New York International Children’s Film Festival. Explore new worlds without leaving the Northwest Corner! The Festival will includes 3 short film programs featuring audience favorite and award-winning short films from the 2018 largest film festival for kids and teens. These films encourage exploration, empathy, learning, and, of course, tons of fun!
Tickets are available for each individual program (Kid Flicks One, Kid Flicks Two and Viva Kid Flicks!) for $10 per person ($7 members). Alternatively the Kid Flicks All Access Pass includes all four showings for $25/person ($18 members). All tickets to the film festival include free admission to KidsPlay Children’s Museum on the day of the event. More information and advance tickets are available at KidsPlay Children’s Museum (www.kidsplaymuseum.org).

With a compelling range of styles and themes, Kid Flicks Two offers clever, thought-provoking films sure to inspire audiences ages 8+ to expand their horizons. In the Grand Prize award-winner Game (USA), AJ has the drive to excel but must push through obstacles to get there. Meanwhile, teamwork takes on different stripes when an odd couple of bears are forced to work together in the hilarious stop-motion short Poles Apart (UK). Plus, the CG-animated wonder Gokurōsama (France) bridges cultures and generations by showing us that even in an automated age, a little human touch can still work wonders.

Recommended ages: 8+, 79 min. Some films include English subtitles appropriate for the age group. Showtime 1:00 p.m.

CAT DAYS

Germany/Japan, Animation

Jon Frickey, 2018, 11 min

Japanese with English subtitles

Jiro feels sick. When his father takes him to the doctor, tests confirm it’s nothing serious… and yet reveal surprising news about Jiro. But who says you can’t challenge the results?

SUPERPERSON

Australia, Animation

Philip Watts, 2017, 2min

A citizen needs rescuing. Luckily, there’s a superhero on hand who just needs somewhere to get into costume…

THE THEORY OF SUNSET

Russia, Animation

Roman Sokolov, 2017, 9 min

Deep at night, a dedicated cyclist traverses the wintry forest. The challenge: make sure this new day gets off to a fresh and timely start.

GOKURŌSAMA

France, Animation

Clémentine Frère, Aurore Gal, Yukiko Meignien, Anna Mertz, Robin Migliorelli & Romain Salvini, 2016, 7 min

From escalators to robotic vacuums, automation helps this slightly surreal Japanese megamall hum along. But sometimes a little human touch goes a long way…

POLES APART

UK, Animation

Paloma Baeza, 2017, 12 min

Nanuk, a tough-talking polar bear, meets Aklak, an enthusiastic grizzly, when he encroaches on her own dwindling turf. She’s understandably a little less than patient with his clueless cheer.

UNDISCOVERED

USA, Animation

Sara Litzenberger, 2017, 3 min

Sasquatch. Bigfoot. Call him what you will, if you can catch him on camera, that is, in this surprising look behind his elusive nature.

GAME

USA, Live Action

Jeannie Donohoe, 2017, 15 min

A.J. Green, a new kid in town, shows up at boys’ basketball tryouts and instantly makes an impression. Can it be sustained?

PIÑATA LOVE

USA, Live Action

Joel Ramirez, 2017, 6 min

Mexican country craft meets-cute with NYC urban grit in this tale of a near-perfect mâche.

HELLO SALAAM

Netherlands, Documentary

Kim Brand, 2017, 15 min

In Dutch and Arabic with English subtitles

Two boys from Holland are headed on a big journey, traveling to a refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos where their mothers volunteer. How will the boys bridge such big differences in language, culture, and experiences to make friends and build meaningful bonds?

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