H is for Happiness (Ages 10+)
Saturday, February 29 - 7:00pm
(John Sheedy, Australia, live-action, 96 min, English)
A twelve-year-old girl with boundless optimism and a refreshingly non-judgmental view of the world is inspired by the strange new boy at school to set out to mend her broken family whatever it takes. This heartwarming and honest film, adapted from Barry Jonsbergs young adult book, The Categorical Universe of Candice Phee, also isnt afraid to take on subjects including depression, forgiveness and even the terrors of early teenage romance, but has lots of laughs, thrills and joyous cinematic surprises along the way as it captures the hope and occasional toughness of a Western Australian childhood. A debut feature for John Sheedy, winner of the 2018 CFFS audience favorite prize for his short film Mrs. McCutcheon.
** Content advisory: This films plot touches on a familys grief over the death of a baby, which is recalled in a brief non-graphic but intense flashback scene. **
This program is a part of Northwest Film Forum's 15th Annual Children's Film Festival Seattle 2020: childrensfilmfestivalseattle.org
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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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