By Rachel Kimpton.
Want to shed the winter blues with a little cinematic magic? Come to the Walker Art Center this Saturday, March 2, for Free First Saturday Kids Film Festival. The lineup is filled with movies about food, acceptance and love. Prepare to be dazzled by live-action, animation, and 3D films.
To pique your interest, here’s a sneak peak of the films being screened this Saturday.
Big Ideas, Short Stories
Below are a few of the short animated films being screened at 11 am and 1 pm in the Walker Cinema.
Ormie (Canada, 2010), a film by Rob Silvestri, is about a curious pig dedicated to obtaining his obsession: sweet, warm cookies. Will he ever get what he wants?
Yvette Edery’s film Jillian Dillon (USA, 2009) is the story of a hippoplatypus—half hippo, half platypus—who transforms her differences into helpful powers that save the day.
In Nate Winckler’s film Twirl (USA, 2012), a speaker dances along to the music it plays and ignites friendships with others.
Ben Hora (France, 2010) captures the hardships faced by an immigrant family upon their arrival in a new country. Film by Nicolas Bianco-Levin and Julie Rembauville.
Pishto leaves everything behind one autumn day and makes a new friend during his journey in Sonya Kendel’s film Pishto Goes Away (Russia, 2012).
Kiss – A Love Story (Norway, 2011) is a film by Joseph Hodgson and Franck Aubry that explores the relationship of the sun and the moon during a solar eclipse.
A scientist receives an unexpected visitor while conducting experiments in Pasturized (Argentina, 2012). Directed by Nicolas Villarreal.
The following 3D films will be screened at 3 pm in the Walker Cinema. 3D glasses will be provided.
Paul Emile-Boucher’s film Tuurngait (France, 2011) tells the story of a boy led by a magical snow goose into the ice forests where the dangers are too much for any boy to handle alone.
When a boy gets his heart broken, he uses a magic spell to create an emotional shield. The Boy in the Bubble (Ireland, 2011) is a lesson about letting your emotions get to your head—and your heart! The film is directed by Kealan O’Rourke, and narrated by Alan Rickman.
When Anna’s father leaves to work abroad, it seems to be the worst time of her life. Things take a turn for the better when she and her cousin discover the powers of a magic piano. Check out their adventures in Martin Clapp’s The Magic Piano (UK, 2011).
The short story films will be shown one after the other at 11 am and 1 pm, and the 3D films will play at 3 pm. Don’t miss out on this great selection of short films from around the world!