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Films & Schedules - Family Fare

BELLE AND SEBASTIAN

Sun, Feb 8, 2015
at 12:30 PM (Moreland Theater)
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Fri, Feb 13, 2015
at 6 PM (Moreland Theater)
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Mon, Feb 16, 2015
at 12:30 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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Sun, Feb 22, 2015
at 11 AM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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BELLE AND SEBASTIAN

DIRECTOR: NICHOLAS VANIER - FRANCE

Set during World War II in the French Alps, Belle and Sebastian is based on a beloved 1960s French TV series featuring resourceful young Sebastian and the giant mountain sheepdog he calls Belle. Sebastian is a lonely six-year-old boy who dreams of the day his mother will return from America—the place that his adoptive grandfather tells him she’s gone. He finds needed companionship with “the beast” that local farmers are convinced is killing their sheep—an enormous sheepdog that quickly proves anything but dangerous, instead becoming the boy’s best friend and protector. With Nazis rooting out the Resistance fighters helping...

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THE BOY AND THE WORLD

Sat, Feb 7, 2015
at 1 PM (Moreland Theater)
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Wed, Feb 11, 2015
at 6 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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THE BOY AND THE WORLD

DIRECTOR: ALÊ ABREU - BRAZIL

Brazilian artist Alê Abreu’s whimsical, exquisitely-rendered, animated film views contemporary society through the eyes of a child. Cuca, a small boy growing up in the rainforest, finds his serene life thrown upside down when his father leaves to work in the industrialized city, prompting an adventurous journey to find him. Along the way he uncovers a whole new, modern world dominated by animal machines and a variety of strange characters that are a far cry from the natural environment they came from. Melding mesmerizing sound design with uniquely original hand-drawn visuals, a samba and hip-hop score by some of...

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GIOVANNI'S ISLAND

Sun, Feb 8, 2015
at 3:15 PM (Moreland Theater)
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Tue, Feb 10, 2015
at 6 PM (Cinema 21)
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GIOVANNI'S ISLAND

DIRECTOR: MIZUHO NISHIKUBO - JAPAN

After Japan’s surrender at the end of World War II, the lives of brothers Junpei and Kanta are turned upside-down as the Soviet Union occupies their small island of Shikotan, and they must work to keep their family together while struggling to understand an unfamiliar culture. Their new friend Tanya, a Soviet girl their age, helps make the transition smoother, but it’s not long before Junpei and Kanta are separated from their father and sent away from their home. Based on true events, as well as the classic Japanese novel Night on the Galactic Railroad, Giovanni’s Island is a beautifully...

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I AM BIG BIRD: THE CAROLL SPINNEY STORY

Sat, Feb 14, 2015
at 1 PM (World Trade Center Theater)
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Sun, Feb 15, 2015
at 1:30 PM (Moreland Theater)
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I AM BIG BIRD: THE CAROLL SPINNEY STORY

DIRECTOR: DAVE LAMATTINA, CHAD WALKER - UNITED STATES

One of the most recognizable and beloved children’s television characters in history, Big Bird has been entertaining and educating children around the world for over 40 years. But few fans know about the man who brings Big Bird (and Oscar the Grouch) to life: Caroll Spinney. A delightfully sweet examination of the power of following your dreams, I Am Big Bird chronicles a fascinating life journey with epic loves and losses, those of a man who has brought joy to millions by never losing his childlike sense of wonder. Even at age 79, he is Big Bird. “If your heart...

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ON THE WAY TO SCHOOL

Sun, Feb 8, 2015
at 4 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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Sat, Feb 14, 2015
at 4 PM (World Trade Center Theater)
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Tue, Feb 24, 2015
at 6 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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ON THE WAY TO SCHOOL

DIRECTOR: PASCAL PLISSON - FRANCE

Plisson’s César-winning documentary extols the true worth of getting, and getting to, an education. Shot in Kenya, Patagonia, Morocco, and the Bay of Bengal, the film follows the perilous journeys of four children on their ways to school: Jackson crosses the savannah on foot, avoiding elephants; Carlito rides on horseback across lonely plains and rushing rivers; Zahira treks over treacherous Atlas Mountain passes; Samuel, in his antediluvian wheelchair, is pushed by his brothers over sand dunes and through swamps. While the breathtaking cinematography reveals the splendor of their homelands and the dangers of these voyages keep you on the edge...

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SECRETS OF WAR

Sun, Feb 15, 2015
at 1 PM (Cinema 21)
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Wed, Feb 18, 2015
at 6 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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SECRETS OF WAR

DIRECTOR: DENNIS BOTS - NETHERLANDS

During World War II, everyone had to keep secrets to survive, but at what price? Lambert and Tuur, two 12-year-old boys living in a small village in Nazi-occupied Holland, share a strong friendship. But even this bond is put at risk with the arrival of a lively young girl named Maartje, carrying with her a heavy secret about her past. As Tuur and Maartje become close, the estranged Lambert grows increasingly jealous and acts irrationally, exposing Maartje’s secret with far-reaching consequences that are beyond his understanding. The danger and the humanity of wartime friendships asks three children to find maturity...

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