Team Marco (All Ages)

Saturday, February 29 – 3:00pm

(Julio Vincent Gambuto, USA, live-action, 2019, 92 min, English)
All ages; best for ages 6+

** Director Julio Vincent Gambuto, Executive Producer Andrew Scrivani, and actor Anthony Patellis, who plays Nonno in the film, in attendance! **

Screen time alert! Marco, 11, is obsessed with his electronics — his iPad, his Xbox, his VR headset – and hardly leaves the house. But when his grandmother dies and his grandfather moves in, Marco’s life is turned upside-down and he’s forced … to go play outside. “Nonno” (Grandpa) introduces him to bocce — the world’s oldest game — and to the neighborhood crew of old Italian men who play daily at the local court. With sport, laughter and love, Marco finds a connection with people in real life and rounds up a team of neighborhood kids to take on his grandfather and his pals.

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Opening Night: The Cat’s Meow (Ages 6+ Short Film Program)

7PM Film Program
5:30PM Happy Hour


Ages 6–8, and cat lovers of all ages

** Presented in partnership with NEKO Cat Cafe **

This feline-focused (and allergy-free!) animation program is filled with cuddly cats and their adorable antics. Kitties truly make the world go ‘round in this celebration of glorious stop-motion, painted, hand-drawn and CG animation from ten cat-loving countries.

67 min.

Content advisory: The Quintet of the Sunset,” a stop-motion film made with great humor and skill, tackles the subject of mortality in a tenderhearted way.

** Filmmaker María Teresa Salcedo Montero in attendance (Wild Lea)! Her presence is made possible by Proimagenes Colombia and Universidad Manuela Beltrán.**

5:30 Happy Hour:

Kids and families are invited to mingle and munch in the lobby leading up to the screening; we’ll be crafting our own cat puppets to play with and snacking on treats from our neighbors at Rhein Haus Restaurant.

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Petits Trésors (Ages 6+ French Language Short Film Program)

Saturday, February 29 – 1:30pm

Ages 6+

Co-presented with Alliance Française de Seattle!

This all-French-language program is filled with vibrant jewels — stories of good friends, big bad wolves that aren’t so bad, brave bats, loving grannies and impossible journeys.

Ce programme, entièrement en français, est plein de joyaux vibrants – les contes de bons amis, les grands méchants loups qui ne sont pas trop méchant, les chauves-souris courageuses, les grand-mères affectueuses, et les voyages impossibles.

73 min.

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Valiente y Verdadero (Ages 6+ Spanish Language Short Film Program)

Sunday, March 1 – 1:00pm

Ages 6+

This all-Spanish language program is filled with Latin American children who are brave and true, lighting up the lives of everyone they meet. There are also two beautiful animated films from Puerto Rico and Colombia, which remind us to fly high and free in everything we do.

Esta programa, totalmente en Español, está lleno de niños que son valientes y verdaderos, quién iluminan las vidas de todas personas que conocen. También hay dos películas animadas muy hermosas de Puerto Rico y Colombia, que nos recuerdan que volar alto y libre en todo que hacemos.

72 min.

** Filmmaker Natalia Bernel, Producer Giselle Geney, and Director of Photography, Alejandro Coronado (“Ramón”); Filmmaker Jorge Alberto Vega Rivera, Producer Angela Maria Castro Revelo (“The Cubicbird”); Filmmaker Julio Cabrera, composer and musician Luis Sanz (“Pasivo”); María Teresa Salcedo Montero (“Wild Lea”) in attendance! **

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