Closing Night: Moving Stories Film Screening & Dance Experience (Ages 9+)
** Sunday, March 8 7:00pm
** All CFFS 2020 closing day events (March 8) take place
Off-Site @ Rainier Arts Center
(3515 S Alaska St., Seattle, WA 98118)
(Rob Fruchtman, Cornelia Ravenal, Mikael Södersten & Wendy Sax, USA, live-action documentary, 2018, 85 min, Arabic, English, Hindi, Korean & Romanian with English subtitles)
** The film will be preceded by an interactive and all-ages audience dance experience! **
Six diverse dancers from an acclaimed NY company travel the world, working with youth who have experienced war, poverty, sexual exploitation, extreme prejudice and trauma as refugees. In India, they work with girls rescued from gender violence; in Romania, with Roma kids from one of Europe's worst slums; in South Korea, with North Korean escapees; and in Iraq, with a gifted young dancer fighting to survive.
Incredibly, they have just one week to prepare the kids to perform on stage, and it is not always certain which young dancers will pull through. But as both teachers and students rise to the challenge, they experience surprising transformations, unlocking feelings and stories in wellsprings of creativity.
** Content advisory: This uplifting film deals with difficult issues, including the impending death of a child. But the film has received acclaim for its hopeful and uplifting message and was recommended for ages 8+ at the Seattle International Film Festival. We believe it is better for older children. **
This event takes place at Rainier Arts Center!
On Sunday, March 8, join Childrens Film Festival Seattle off-site at Rainier Arts Center (3515 S. Alaska St.) for a full day of colorful Closing Day festivities!
Celebrating the festivals globally-minded programs in one of Seattles most diverse neighborhoods, the morning will kick off with your choice of Om Nom Nom or Lift-off two programs that combine breakfast and a film screening and then continue throughout the day with films for all ages, intergenerational hands-on workshops, and an awards ceremony!
Finally, the entire festival closes out with a live performance by youth from the School of Spectrum Dance Theater, who will choreograph a routine exclusively in response to the evenings feature film, Moving Stories! Moving Stories follows youth from around the world to showcase the transformative power and universal language of dance.
9:30am Early Breakfast Smörgåsbord (Special Event) All ages
10:30am Om Nom Nom (Shorts) All Ages
11:30am Late Breakfast Smörgåsbord (Special Event) All ages
1:00pm Lift-off (Shorts) Ages 9+
2:005:00pm drop-in hours Direct Cameraless Animation (Workshop) All Ages
3:00pm Icing On the Cake (Shorts) 2+
5:00pm Awards Ceremony (Special Event) All ages
7:00pm Moving Stories Feature Film Screening & Dance Experience 9+
This program is a part of Northwest Film Forum's 15th Annual Children's Film Festival Seattle 2020: childrensfilmfestivalseattle.org
ABOUT NORTHWEST FILM FORUM
Northwest Film Forum's mission is to incite public dialogue and creative action through collective cinematic experiences. A nonprofit film and arts center located in Seattle, Northwest Film Forum presents hundreds of films, festivals, community events, multidisciplinary performances, and public discussions each year. A comprehensive visual media organization, the Forum offers educational workshops (including summer camps and year-round programs for young people) and artist services for film and media makers at all stages of their development. Artist services include access to space, gear, fiscal sponsorship, and an edit lab. Northwest Film Forum is a member-based organization. nwfilmforum.org
ABOUT CHILDRENS FILM FESTIVAL SEATTLE
The 15th Annual Children's Film Festival Seattle is a cinematic extravaganza that celebrates the best and brightest in international films for children, including animation, feature length films, short films, and hands-on workshops. Since 2005, Childrens Film Festival Seattle has grown to become the largest and most respected film festival on the West Coast dedicated to children ages 3-16. Each year, Northwest Film Forum selects childrens films from dozens of countries, reaching more than 10,000 people during festival screenings and field trips in Seattle, and a subsequent festival tour of up to 25 U.S. venues.
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