¡Viva Kid Flicks!

February 16, 2019 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

¡Viva Kid Flicks!

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).

¡Viva Kid Flicks! A Spanish-language program of animated, documentary, and live action films full of warmth, wit, and the cultural richness of our friends and neighbors to the south: Mexico. Drawn from the Festival’s annual Friends and Neighbors program spotlighting a different country every year, this lineup is co-curated with Mexico’s Morelia International Film Festival. These films are perfect for Spanish learners, speakers, and all seekers of fun, artistic, and enriching cultural experiences.

Recommended ages: 7+, 74 min. In Spanish with English subtitles, or with no dialogue. Showtime 3:30 pm

MATEO AND THE CINEMA / MATEO Y EL CINE 

Mexico, Animation

Luis Felipe Hernández Alanis, 2015, 4 min Spanish with English subtitles

A young boy gets help from his family, who are committed to seeing his artistic talents gloriously unfold.

THE PIÑATA KING

UK, Documentary

Charlie Kwai, Chris Lee & Paul Storrie, 2017, 3 min

Spanish with English subtitles

Over 50 years ago, on the outskirts of Mexico City, a family began making and selling piñatas to the local community. Now, the whole town takes part in the tradition, as this colorful documentary demonstrates.

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.

BZZZ

Mexico, Animation

Anna Cetti, 2017, 4 min

A little girl recognizes that buzz and hum are essential to all life in this cross-pollinating tale.

CREATIVITY DOES NOT RECOGNIZE WALLS / LA CREATIVIDAD NO RECONOCE MUROS

Mexico, Animation

Fernando Campos, 2017, 2 min

Art knows no boundaries, as this lovely animation commissioned by the Pixelatl Festival seeks to show us.

A HOLE / EL AGUJERO

Mexico, Animation

Maribel Suarez, 2016, 5 min

In Spanish with English subtitles

A little girl longs for a playmate in the garden. Her efforts go unnoticed—until they finally take root.

ELENA AND THE SHADOWS / ELENA Y LAS SOMBRAS 

Mexico, Live Action

César Cepeda, 2016, 7 min

Elena’s old neighborhood is empty and lonely until Félix enters her orbit and shows her how to access other universes.

FAR FROM HOME / LEJOS DE CASA

Mexico, Live Action

Mayra Veliz, 2016, 13 min

In Spanish with English subtitles

Risa is a Japanese teenager on a visit to Mexico. When she ends up lost in a restaurant in the middle of nowhere, a local boy tries to help her find her way.

LUCY VS. THE LIMITS OF VOICE / LUCY CONTRA LAS LIMITES DE VOZ 

Mexico, Live Action

Mónica Herrera, 2012, 10 min

In Spanish with English subtitles

Lucy wonders if each person is born with a fixed number of words to expend in their lifetime and if that could be the reason why her grandpa stopped talking.

RAIN IN THE EYES / LLUVIA EN LOS OJOS

Mexico, Animation

Rita Basulto, 2013, 9 min

In this fantastical story set amidst hides tough and tender, seven-year-old Sofía recalls the day she fractured her arm while being chased through the forest.

TINTICO’S AFTERNOONS / LAS TARDES DE TINTICO

Mexico, Animation

Alejandro García Caballero, 2012, 11 min

Under the beautiful Quebrada cliff in Acapulco, a group of mosquitoes crazy for tropical music desperately tries to bring happiness back into a rumba director’s life.

¡Viva Kid Flicks!

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