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Journeys take us to new places, whether in the outside world or within ourselves. On these animated flights of fancy, you'll scale the Alps, push the sun and the moon back into alignment and jump into a whole ocean of lemonade.
The Midnight Tourist made in Seattle!
Koray Kocaturk, USA, 2014, 5 min) Nonverbal.
For one little boy, Seattle literally comes to life!
(Daniel Acht, Germany, 2013, 8:02 min) Mostly nonverbal.
An alien lands on earth and is chased by a dog, ends up in a vegetable basket, and nearly gets cooked for dinner! Why? Because he just happens to look like a potato!
The Gallant Captain
(Katrina Mathers and Graeme Base, Australia, 2013, 8:08 min) Nonverbal.
With a little help from his imagination, a little boy journeys into unknown waters.
(Vallo Toomla, Estonia, 2013, 9 min) Nonverbal.
On a trip to the supermarket, a child finds himself adrift in a dark-green ocean of bubbles and fantastical creatures.
(Serin Inan and Tolga Yildiz, Turkey, 2014, 8:16 min) Nonverbal.
Some nesting dolls find themselves atop a desk filled with other boisterous wooden toys. Can the matryoshka mama keep her brood from wandering off to explore?
The Lonely Scarecrow
(Alen Ghazarian, Iran, 2013, 3 min) Nonverbal.
A scarecrow wonders why everyone is in a hurry to leave town.
A Tin Can
(Tatiana Kiseleva, Russia, 2013, 5:41 min) Nonverbal.
Some astronauts leave a tin can out in space, and when it falls to earth, it gets into all kinds of crazy situations.
(Takehiro Nishikawa, USA, 2013, 6:17) In English.
A boy passes the time playing with his best friend, Earth. But when the Sun rolls over in bed and lands on top of Earth, the boy will have to save the day.
(Youri Tcherenkov, France, 2012, 26 min) In French with English subtitles.
Valley folks must trek high into the Alps to find the magical man who makes snow.
For ages 5+.
Notes for parents: In one film (Little Matryoshka), chess pieces engage in a sword fight, without injury, and the combatants soon become friends.
The Gallant Captain: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQAmHyzMrWY
Father Frismas: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qe1KncTPvQ
Little Matryoshka: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2533438/littleMatryoshka_2014_trailer_40sec.mp4
Northwest Film Forum (View)
1515 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122