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Documentary Film: Won’t You be My Neighbor? (2018)
Thursday, December 13, 7:00 – 8:45 p.m.
“Morgan Neville’s admiring portrait of public television pioneer Fred Rogers feels reverse-engineered to soothe the rapidly fraying nerves of a country mired in political and pop-culture food fights. Revisiting Rogers’s signature TV show, “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” and the kind but steadfastly enigmatic man behind it, Neville has created a film that operates both as a dewy-eyed nostalgia trip and stirring appeal for civility.” Perfect for the holidays, it is a funny, touching and vital documentary film, which is both timely and timeless. Come early (6:30 p.m.) for refreshments!
Prize-winning and Audience Favorite Films from the
Children’s Film Festival Seattle 2018
“Dig Deep, Fly High”
Wednesday, December 26, 3:30 – 4:45 p.m.
Children of all ages are invited to watch “Dig Deep, Fly High”, Prizewinning and Audience Favorite Animated Films from Children’s Film Festival Seattle 2018. Dive into exciting adventures, vibrant colors and exquisite storytelling with this timeless collection of 11 animated films from 9 countries. Chase a kite into a mysterious cave, discover how to light up a dark forest, fill up a marvelous hole in the ground, soar with a flock of birds, discover the way to wake up a whole town, swim with a magnificent Orca, and discover all the things that make you special!
Saturday, December 29, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
“Dream Catchers” is a collection of prizewinning and audience-favorite live action films from the Children’s Film Festival Seattle 2018, for children ages 8+. Who says being a kid is easy? The young people in these films must overcome all kinds of challenges, big and small, to follow their dreams. Meet a non-gender-conforming kid who finds courage in a new friendship, a boy who discovers the healing power of art, a child who finds a wily way to lure a teacher to his town, a girl who overcomes her fear of strange food, and a boy and his father who form a bond over a simple Japanese dish. This program concludes with a documentary about a talented young Iraqi refugee, living in Lebanon, and a film from Puerto Rico that will urges youth to look up from their screens, and see the beautiful world around them.