January 24, Saturday at 1pm
January 30, Friday at 1pm
Includes live performance on January 24!
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The world is full of magic in the most surprising places. Discover a seashell that can shrink buildings and pick up boats, a ring that tells you the truth about anything you see, a comb that will make your hair grow like wild vines, and a toy car that finds its way home to its original owner.
Join us at the end of the screening on January 24 for a special live performance of Voyage to the Moon, which combines film and dance in an interactive experience for young audience members. Featuring excerpts from the 1902 film that made Georges Méliès famous, and local dance company Version Excursion, the audience follows some astronomers as they explore the moon, encounter the Selenites, and escape back to earth again. Choreography by Erin Nichole Boyt, music by Matt Weber.
Maya Tiberman, Israel, live action and special effects, 2013, 7:20 min) Nonverbal.
Kids discover a shell in the sand that turns the beach into a fantastic playground.
(Augusto Bicalho Roque, Brazil, animation, 2013, 3:40 min) Nonverbal.
Can a cartoon character escape the page he's drawn on? Not if his creator has anything to say about it!
(Allison Coon-Come, Canada, live action and animation, 2014, 4:01 min) Nonverbal.
A boy's favorite toy car takes a special journey across time to meet him.
(Johan Hagelbäck, Sweden, animation, 2014, 6 min) Nonverbal.
Kalle operates a big crane, and he can fix any problem, big or small.
(Maarten Koopman, Netherlands, animation, 2013, 2:29 min) Nonverbal.
Imagine that the movie screen is a big trampoline. Can you see a family of ducks walking across it? How about people? Or a cow?
Mr. Toti and Magic Comb
(G. Handzlik and J. Baran, Poland, animation, 2014, 8 min) In English.
Bald Mr. Toti finds a magic comb, and now his hair just won't stop growing!
Film Muffler: Thinking of the Moon
(Miho Yata, Japan, animation, 2014, 3:11) Nonverbal.
Through the magic of animation, a knitted scarf comes alive with story.
(Stefanie Maier, Germany, live action, 2014, 5:59 min) Nonverbal.
A boy with a boundless imagination solves everyday problems. Now he has broken his favorite toy. How will he fix it?
One Man, Eight Cameras
(Naren Wilks, England, live action, 2014, 2:24 min) Nonverbal.
A man explores a magic room where new versions of himself keep appearing.
Secret Decoder Ring
(Eli Brown, USA, live action, 2013, 4 min) In English.
Justin gets more than he expects when he sends away for a toy surprise from the back of his cereal box!
Amai the Bird of Light
Fauzia Minallah, Pakistan, animation, 2012, 3:43 min) In English and Urdu.
Children hop aboard a beautiful bird that takes flight like a shooting star to transport them to many beautiful places.
For ages 5+.
Notes for parents: There is joyous play with a small water pistol in one film (Moritz) and a very brief glimpse of a bare bottom in another (Kalle Kran).
Cartoon Away: https://vimeo.com/92251271
Secret Decoder Ring: https://vimeo.com/109251265
Northwest Film Forum (View)
1515 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122