JANUARY 30, SATURDAY AT 7PM
CELESTIAL CAMEL US premiere
(Jury Feting, Russia, live action, 2015, 90 min)
Ages 9+. In Russian and Kalmyk with English subtitles.
Bayir is a 12-year-old sheepherder living with his family in the Mongolian steppe. When their camel, Mara, gives birth to a little white calf under a camel-shaped cloud, Bayir's grandfather calls the birth a miracle that will bring rain to end the drought. But, when money gets tight, Bayir's father is forced to sell the calf to a film crew, leading Mara to run away in search of her baby. Bayir must journey across the steppe to retrieve his family's camel, where he runs into unexpected dangers and meets unlikely friends.
Notes to parents: There are a few instances of adults using coarse language, as well as a mention of a camel dying on a film set, but no camel deaths are shown. A little girl catches two little boys skinny-dipping, but there is no onscreen nudity. There's a brief reference to cannabis, though the drug is not shown or used by any of the characters. A little boy carries a knife for protection, and there is a very brief culturally insensitive joke.
Northwest Film Forum (View)
1515 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122