Wendy: Best Friends Forever

Saturday, February 2 – 1:00pm

Hanno Olderdissen, Germany, 2018, 1h 36m
Ages 8+
(live action, German with English subtitles)
West Coast premiere!

Co-presented with Goethe Pop Up Seattle!

Wendy, an expert rider who has fought her way back from an injury, is working at a beautiful old stable called Rosenborg, where she is able to be with her beloved horse Dixie every day. But when Wendy realizes she must save Rosenborg from bankruptcy by winning the prize money at a nearby tournament, she must ride a new horse, Penny. Will her friendship with Dixie survive and will the stable be saved?

Content advisoryThere are a few suspenseful scenes where animal cruelty is threatened but does not occur. In another scene, the horse Dixie appears to be very ill, but she recovers.

** Thanks to our community partners the Seattle Area German American School and Goethe Pop-up Seattle for their support of this screening! **

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Opening Night: The Muppet Movie

Thursday, January 24 – 7:00pm

James Frawley, US, live action, 1979, 1h 35m, English
All ages

 

** Gala Opening Night, co-presented with Seattle International Film Festival, at SIFF Cinema Egyptian. Celebrate the film’s 40th anniversary with a singalong! **

Make the rainbow connection as you revisit or introduce your kids for the first time to the big screen magic of one of the most beloved classics in the children’s film canon! Sing along with Kermit, Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy and Gonzo the Great on their epic trek across America to find Hollywood stardom. Voiced by and starring such legends as Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Milton Berle, Mel Brooks, Steve Martin, Dom DeLuise, Richard Pryor, and Madeline Kahn.

Consider a Muppet Movie sing-along preceded by PIZZA AND PUPPETMAKING with local animator Clyde Petersen… believe it or not, this dream is within your grasp! Read more and register here. Students in Clyde’s workshop, which takes place Jan. 24 at 5pm, are welcome to sit in special reserved puppet choir seating at the Muppet Movie screening, joined by their puppet and an accompanying adult.

Thank you SIFF!

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The Adventures of Prince Achmed

Friday, January 25 – 7:00pm

Lotte Reiniger, Germany, 1926, 1h 9m
All ages
(animation, silent, with English intertitles)

Co-presented with Goethe Pop Up Seattle!

The oldest existing animated feature, The Adventures of Prince Achmed was made by 23-year-old teacher Lotte Reiniger using the stop-motion and silhouette animation techniques she perfected. Taken from The Arabian Nights, the film tells the story of a wicked sorcerer who tricks Prince Achmed into mounting a magical flying horse and sends the rider off on a flight to his death. But the prince foils the magician’s plan, and soars headlong into a series of wondrous other adventures.

Celebrate the 10th anniversary performance of the film score by Miles & Karina, with accordion, guitar, banjo, viola, glockenspiel and percussion, which premiered at Children’s Film Festival Seattle a decade ago and has now traveled the world!

 

** Thanks to our community partners the Seattle Area German American School and Goethe Pop-up Seattle for their support of this screening! **

 

 

WATCH A CLIP OF THE SCORE:

 


 

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