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KidFlix Festival
San Geronimo Valley Community Center
San Geronimo, CA
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Saturday Oct 20, 2012 12:00 PM - Saturday Oct 20, 2012 5:00 PM | $5.00 - $20.00




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KidFlix Festival
Saturday, October 20th
12-5:00pm
SGVCC & Kidflix Global Present
Kid Flix Festival
San Geronimo Valley Community Center Gym & Loft
Adults: $15 ($10 advance)
Kids: $5 (2 for $5 advance)
Family of 3 or more: $35 ($20 advance)
For more details visit sgvcc.org or kidflixglobal.com

Award-winning Featured Films ideal for kids 6-10 years old:
1pm: Magic Silver
3:30pm: Stella and the Star of the Orient

Included activities - ongoing:
Fun & Games:
Dance Machine, Air Hockey, Crafts, Legos, Bounce House, Open gym & more

Additional cost:
Norwegian Waffles  Yum!
More international food TBA - come have lunch with us at noon!

Magic Silver:
© 2009, Norway
original title: Julenatt i Blåfjell
Directors: Katarina Launing and Roar Uthaug
in Norwegian with English subtitles
Recommended for Ages 6 and up if reading.
Running time: 1 hour, 23 minutes

Preview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMX2ed0kfI8&feature=player_embedded

Once upon a time a small community of Blue Gnomes lived deep in the mountains of Norway. The blue Gnomes were in charge of bringing daylight to earth each day. Theirs was the only community that possessed the Magic Silver that created the magic hour of daylight.

One day the Magic Silver is stolen by the Red Gnomes and the earth is plunged into darkness.  Princess Bluerose, the daughter of the Gnome King, must overcome her overwhelming fears in order to save the life of her beloved father and rescue the world
from eternal darkness.  From her home deep in the Norwegian mountains, she sets out on a remarkable journey with a young companion, conquers her timidity, and learns the essential lesson "when you take away, in exchange, you must always give something back."

The director, Katarina Launing, says of the film " . . . . we saw an opportunity in Magic Silver to do something larger than life - and magical. We also connected in a big way to the theme of bravery and standing up for your beliefs. The film also speaks about tolerance and despite differences working together towards a common goal - something we feel is more important than ever in this day and age."
2010Official Selection of the Chicago International Children's Film Festival
2010Winner of The Amanda (The National Film Award of Norway) for Best Children's Film
2010Official Selection of the Goteberg International Children's Film Festival
2010Special Mention, Lubeck Children's Jury
2010Special Mention, Leeds Young People's Film Festival

More details: http://www.kidflixglobal.com/films_item/magic-silver/

Stella and the Star of the Orient:
© 2008, Germany
original title: Stella und der Stern des Orients
Director: Emma Schmidt
In German with English subtitles
Recommended for Ages 6 and up
Running time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Preview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHP0jLt-nmA&feature=player_embedded

Filmed in Germany, this story explores the numerous changes occurring in the past 100 years; in advancing women's rights, in science and technology, as well as illustrating the rewards of family loyalty.
Ten-year-old Stella, rummaging in her grandmother's attic, steps into an antique wardrobe and travels 100 years back in time. She meets her own great grandmother and the younger brother, and the three instantly become firm friends. She learns that their family is in serious financial difficulty and may lose their home. Also, she learns that an eccentric uncle has hidden a diamond called the "Star of the Orient" somewhere on the estate.
The children embark on a perilous adventure to find it.

2009Mill Valley Children's Film Festival (U.S.) - Best Film - Audience Award
2009Sprockets (Canada) - Best Feature Film - Young People's Jury
2009Chicago International Children's Film Festival (U.S.)- Best of Fest
2009Buster (Denmark) - Official Selection

More details:
http://www.kidflixglobal.com/films_item/stella-and-the-star-of-the-orient/

About Kidflix Global:
Kidflix Global rents and sells exceptional films being produced in other countries suited to family audiences. They invite you to see new places, hear different languages, and meet young heroes and heroines who bring courage, generosity, loyalty, integrity and compassion to the adventures and challenges they face. Through images and stories from around the world, they bring children and their families to a greater understanding of themselves and each other.

kidflixglobal.com is a portal to a broader vision of the world. We wanted to offer an alternative to the standard American film fare, and journey deeper into our own land, as well as other lands, where kids can experience in a visceral way how their peers around the world live, what they care about and how they feel. How do they relate to their family, to their loves? What do they do for fun?
We believe that through the powerful and accessible medium of film and great stories, we can open eyes, open minds, and open hearts, and inspire a flourishing global community! Visit us at http://www.kidflixglobal.com!

About San Geronimo Valley Community Center:

For more than 40 years, the Community Center has been serving the four villages of the San Geronimo Valley -- Woodacre, San Geronimo, Forest Knolls and Lagunitas -- and Nicasio, and the surrounding communities in Marin County. The Center has become a focal point in for programs in the Arts, Human Services and for community events and activities. Our visual, literary and performing arts programs provide outstanding cultural opportunities for all. Past events have included talent such as Kitka, New Monsoon, Zero, Wavy Gravy, Swami Beyondananda, Solstice, San Francisco Mime Troupe, Utah Phillips, Kate Wolf, Zulu Spear, Mystic Roots, Tea Leaf Green, Alice DiMicele, Pele Juju, Moonalice and more.

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Location

San Geronimo Valley Community Center (View)
6350 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
San Geronimo, CA 94963
United States


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Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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