January 24, Saturday at 11am
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Sometimes we just want to snuggle up with our favorite blanket and stuffed animal for a warm nap. Cuddle with some cute little dogs, soft teddy bears, downy birds and chicks and the Shammies, who will sing you a lullaby.
Peter Pix (Alarm Clock)
(Trine Heller Jensen, Denmark, animation, 2014, 2 min) Nonverbal.
It's so warm and cuddly in bed. The alarm clock can come as quite a shock!
(Charlotte Blacker, England, animation, 2014, 2:45 min) In English.
Ever have one of those days when you're just out of sorts? Meet a sea creature, knitted from soft yarn, that can sing you out of your crabby mood!
The Night Song
(Moeen Samadi, Iran, animation, 2013, 4 min) Nonverbal.
What happens when a bunny falls asleep? Sometimes, he hops on fluffy clouds and explores the constellations.
(Joanna Polak, Poland, animation, 2011, 2:31 min) In Polish with English subtitles.
A peddler comes to town, and everyone trades their colorful clothing for newer things.
Dear November Boy
(Takeshi Yashiro, Japan, animation, 2012, 3:21 min) Nonverbal.
Sparrows have a special surprise in store for a birthday boy on a cold morning.
How Shammies Were Getting Married
(Edmunds Jansons, Latvia, animation and live action, 2014, 5:24 min) In English.
The funny little Shammies are playing Chutes and Ladders, but they're feeling bored. How about getting married instead?
(Tatiana Skorlupkina, Russia, live action and animation, 2012, 4:08 min) Nonverbal.
A stuffed tiger from a faraway world drops in on a snowy day to play with dogs.
The Little Hedgehog
(Marjorie Caup, France/Belgium, animation, 2014, 5 min) In French with English subtitles.
A tiny hedgehog mom tries to keep her even tinier baby safe. It's not that easy!
(Clementine Robach, France/Belgium, animation, 2014, 8:30 min) Nonverbal.
A little girl thinks of a way to keep birds warm in their winter nests.
(Yawen Zheng, USA, animation, 2014, 3:21) In English.
A mysterious boy collects stars and sends them to every city child.
(Venetia Evripiotou, Greece/India, live action, 2012, 12:18 min) In Hindi with English subtitles.
Five-year-old Hasan sells wind-up toy chickens. His biggest dreams are to have a shave and a haircut, and find a father. Watch as they all come true!
For ages 2+.
Notes for parents: One film (Counting Happiness) very gently depicts some of the hardships faced by a street child in India.
Every Star: https://vimeo.com/102417789
Counting Happiness: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mP3dljhI_CQ
The Mitten: https://vimeo.com/96065186
Northwest Film Forum (View)
1515 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122