JANUARY 24, SUNDAY AT 7PM
BITE SIZE Seattle premiere
(Corbin Billings, USA, live action, 2014, 90 min)
Ages 10+. In English and Spanish.
This powerful documentary introduces you to four diverse kids fighting for their health one day at a time. Davion is an aspiring football player who has been labeled a troublemaker at school for his size and strength. Moy loves using his tech skills on video games but struggles with getting active. KeAnna and her friends have a great attitude but they deal with socioeconomic obstacles to losing weight. Emily has successfully changed her food habits at camp but has trouble adjusting back at home. This film deals with the sensitive issue of childhood obesity in a life-affirming, honest, and compassionate way. After meeting these kids, you may never be the same.
Notes to parents: the film includes bullying, dieting, negative self-talk including mention of suicide, and parents who aren't always great role models, but the film as a whole strongly promotes a modest, realistic, and healthful approach to making changes in eating habits and activity.
Northwest Film Forum (View)
1515 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122