Caleidoscope (Ages 2+ Short Film Program)

Sunday, March 1 – 11:00am

Ages 2+

These animated films are bursting with colors, textures, music and life. You’ll run through a rainbow with a pack of dogs, swim with tadpoles, fly with a flock of bright birds, race through a forest with critters of all kinds and even see the colorful insides of a dinosaur’s belly! Along the way, there are gentle lessons about how to stay true to yourself and your friends and embrace the ways you are special and different.

69 min.

** Filmmaker Jorge Alberto Vega Rivera, Producer Angela Maria Castro Revelo (“The Cubicbird”) in attendance! **

Continue reading

Breath

Thursday, January 31 – 7:00pm

Narges Abyar, Iran, 2016, 1h 52m
Ages 14+
(Farsi with English Subtitles)

** Seattle premiere! **

The first-ever official Iranian entry by a female filmmaker for Best Foreign Film of the Academy Awards, this sweeping film tells the story of a girl, Behar, who lives a life spun from folklore and stories with her head in a book. But growing up in Yazd in the ’70s and ’80s, she’s at the center of a country in turmoil: The Shah is overthrown, Ayatollah Khomeini rises to power, and the first shots are fired in a bitter and protracted war with Iraq. Over the span of years, Bahar finds daydreaming in her own fantasy world is the only way she can make sense of the pain and suffering warring humans inflict on one another.

Content advisoryThe film may be suitable for some mature children aged 12 and older. The film includes scenes of sick adults and the character of a loving grandmother who nonetheless beats and curses her grandchildren.


 

WATCH THE TRAILER:

 


 

Don’t want to miss a single thing? Can’t blame you! Consider a Festival Pass —