Saturday, October 18 Helen Mills Theater 137-139 West 26th Street (between 6th & 7th Avenues)
Series 6 Children's Films 9:30-11:00 AM
"Once Upon A Tide" Kathleen Frith, Producer Narrated by Academy Award Winner Linda Hunt 10 minutes
A storyteller, played by Academy Award winner Linda Hunt speaks to us of a spell that has been cast on everyone to forget the importance of the oceans. One little girl, however, is determined to find a way to break the spell. She embarks on a journey with her mother to the sea and learns how our health and well-being depends on a healthy the marine environment. She learns the oceans are under threat once she reaches her destination and vows to make a difference
"A Twisted Tale (Tail?" White Cross Media Dr. Kevin Baker, Producer 10 minutes Country: Australia * World Premier
A Twisted Tale (Tail?) is the true story of several orphaned Grey Kangaroos, one of which has a twisted, broken tail (which is normally fatal). With lots of human input, the roo babies bond together into a little "mob" which successfully makes its way in the world and is released back into the wild.
"Hope Bag Makers" White Cross Media Dr. Kevin Baker, Producer 10 minutes Country: Australia * World Premier
This film tells the true story of an extremely small baby wombat (whose eyes are still closed) rescued after a bush fire. The "hope bag" s inspired by marsupial mothers whose pouch close to the heart carries their dear and precious children to give life and hope. Does not every human need a "hope bag" a place to store and keep what is most precious.
"Shark Riddle" Laura & Robert Sams, Producers Sisbro Productions 30 minutes
What is the biggest shark in the ocean and what do its teeth look like? Find out on a new adventure with The Riddle solvers and meet a raucous group of singing sea lions, experience the underwater game show Are you a Shark?, hear a shark lullaby and discover the diverse, powerful and magnificent world of sharks.
"The Riddle in a Bottle" Laura & Robert Sams, Producers Sisbro Productions 30 minutes
Filmed over the course of two years, from the Atlantic to the Pacific Oceans (and rivers and lakes in-between), Laura and Robert Sams have created a marvelous wildlife tale for children and nature-lovers of all ages. This is the story of two siblings (called the Riddle Solvers) who must solve a mysterious riddle; they receive help from aquatic life around the world.
Get swept into a vivid blue ocean with baby sea turtles, and then listen to fish sing about the rhythm of the tides. Join the frogs for an opera in a seasonal pond. Finally, meet a one-legged pirate who sings about searching for his lost family heirloom peg leg, from the lakes to the rivers to the sea. Children of all ages will enjoy the journey to find the answer to the mysterious riddle!
This film series is dedicated to families with children and are exceptional, award winning education content for children grades 4 and up.
** Films and speakers subject to change prior to and during Film festival.
Helen Mills Theater (View)
137-139 West 26th Street (between 6th & 7th Avenues)
New York, NY 10001