When

Occurs on Saturday February 16 2019

Approximate running time: 2 hours

Venue

Nancy Marine Studio Theatre
84 Main Street
Torrington CT 06790

Performance Notes

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Tickets for this event are available through KidsPlay Children’s Museum Only.

Tickets are available for each individual program (Kid Flicks One, Kid Flicks Two and ¡Viva Kid Flicks!) for $10 per person ($7 members). Alternatively the Kid Flicks All Access Pass includes all four showings for $25/person ($18 members). All tickets to the film festival include free admission to KidsPlay Children’s Museum on the day of the event. More information and advance tickets are available at KidsPlay Children’s Museum.

Kid Flicks One - Showtimes 11:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Kid Flicks One gives a warm welcome to all budding cinephiles with this lively international lineup of fun. This program is curated for ages 3-7, the films in this program rely on music, color and clear narratives to tell stories either in English or without dialogue.  Kick off the festivities with good hygiene and great dubstep in Party Mouth (USA), then let your hair—or, er fur—down and hang loose in I Want to Live in the Zoo (Russia). And, even if you get into a tangle, there will be someone to catch and cheer you on with the charming If You Fall (Canada).

Recommended ages: 3-7, 52 min. in English, or with no dialogue.

I WANT TO LIVE IN THE ZOO

At home you must clean up your room, clear your plate, and finish up homework. Wouldn't it be much more fun to relax and hang with some buddies at the zoo?

THE HOUSE

Moving on is never easy. Sometimes you’ve got to roll with the changes. Other times you have to chase your dreams, as the House and its inhabitants hilariously find out.

TIGER, TIGER

A family takes a wrong turn in the jungle and must summon all their calm to get out—but might that be a Bengali tiger in the shadows?


DARK, DARK WOODS

Royal life's not always so magnificent and can be tiring for a little one, so Maria trades in a tiara for a wilder kind of fun.

SHERBERT ROSENCRANTZ, YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL

Ten-year-old Milly is quite content in the company of her carrot-colored guinea pig, Sherbert. She wonders why others can’t understand that in this sweet sherbet-hued ode to the 1980s and finding your own path.

IF YOU FALL

Eight-year-old Lila takes on the daunting task of learning how to cycle, while she and her beloved Baba must also balance Mom’s work, his art, and everyone learning to grow and let go.


HENRIYETI: SOCK IT TO ME, YETI!

Henriyeti—a little bit girl and a little bit Yeti—demonstrates that great matches go beyond appearances. It’s just about teaming up and putting one fearless foot in front of the other.

PARTY MOUTH

We guarantee this catchy dubstep tune will stay in your head while you take your grooming game to a whole other level!

JAZZOO

Koalas, hippos, elephants, and fish find their own groove in this melodic menagerie of a film, set to jazz sounds from the award-winning Oddjob quintet.


Kid Flicks Two - Showtime 1:00 p.m.

Kids Flicks Two With a compelling range of styles and themes, Kid Flicks Two offers clever, thought-provoking films sure to inspire audiences ages 8+ to expand their horizons. In the Grand Prize award-winner Game (USA), AJ has the drive to excel but must push through obstacles to get there. Meanwhile, teamwork takes on different stripes when an odd couple of bears are forced to work together in the hilarious stop-motion short Poles Apart (UK). Plus, the CG-animated wonder Gokurōsama (France) bridges cultures and generations by showing us that even in an automated age, a little human touch can still work wonders.

Recommended ages: 8+, 79 min. Some films include English subtitles appropriate for the age group.

CAT DAYS

Jiro feels sick. When his father takes him to the doctor, tests confirm it’s nothing serious... and yet reveal surprising news about Jiro. But who says you can’t challenge the results?

SUPERPERSON

A citizen needs rescuing. Luckily, there’s a superhero on hand who just needs somewhere to get into costume...

THE THEORY OF SUNSET

Deep at night, a dedicated cyclist traverses the wintry forest. The challenge: make sure this new day gets off to a fresh and timely start.


GOKURŌSAMA

From escalators to robotic vacuums, automation helps this slightly surreal Japanese megamall hum along. But sometimes a little human touch goes a long way...

POLES APART

Nanuk, a tough-talking polar bear, meets Aklak, an enthusiastic grizzly, when he encroaches on her own dwindling turf. She’s understandably a little less than patient with his clueless cheer.

UNDISCOVERED

Sasquatch. Bigfoot. Call him what you will, if you can catch him on camera, that is, in this surprising look behind his elusive nature.


GAME

A.J. Green, a new kid in town, shows up at boys’ basketball tryouts and instantly makes an impression. Can it be sustained?

PIÑATA LOVE

Mexican country craft meets-cute with NYC urban grit in this tale of a near-perfect mâche.

HELLO SALAA​M

Two boys from Holland are headed on a big journey, traveling to a refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos where their mothers volunteer. How will the boys bridge such big differences in language, culture, and experiences to make friends and build meaningful bonds?


¡Viva Kid Flicks! - Showtime 3:30 p.m.

¡Viva Kid Flicks! A Spanish-language program of animated, documentary, and live action films full of warmth, wit, and the cultural richness of our friends and neighbors to the south: Mexico. Drawn from the Festival’s annual Friends and Neighbors program spotlighting a different country every year, this lineup is co-curated with Mexico’s Morelia International Film Festival. These films are perfect for Spanish learners, speakers, and all seekers of fun, artistic, and enriching cultural experiences.

Recommended ages: 7+, 74 min. In Spanish with English subtitles, or with no dialogue.

MATEO AND THE CINEMA / MATEO Y EL CINE

A young boy gets help from his family, who are committed to seeing his artistic talents gloriously unfold.

THE PIÑATA KING

Over 50 years ago, on the outskirts of Mexico City, a family began making and selling piñatas to the local community. Now, the whole town takes part in the tradition, as this colorful documentary demonstrates.

PIÑATA LOVE

Mexican country craft meets-cute with NYC urban grit in this tale of a near-perfect mâche.


BZZZ

A little girl recognizes that buzz and hum are essential to all life in this cross-pollinating tale.

CREATIVITY DOES NOT RECOGNIZE WALLS / ​LA CREATIVIDAD NO RECONOCE MUROS

Art knows no boundaries, as this lovely animation commissioned by the Pixelatl Festival seeks to show us.

A HOLE / EL AGUJERO

A little girl longs for a playmate in the garden. Her efforts go unnoticed—until they finally take root.


ELENA AND THE SHADOWS / ELENA Y LAS SOMBRAS

Elena’s old neighborhood is empty and lonely until Félix enters her orbit and shows her how to access other universes.

FAR FROM HOME / LEJOS DE CASA

Risa is a Japanese teenager on a visit to Mexico. When she ends up lost in a restaurant in the middle of nowhere, a local boy tries to help her find her way.

LUCY VS. THE LIMITS OF VOICE / LUCY CONTRA LAS LIMITES DE VOZ

Lucy wonders if each person is born with a fixed number of words to expend in their lifetime and if that could be the reason why her grandpa stopped talking.


RAIN IN THE EYES / LLUVIA EN LOS OJOS

In this fantastical story set amidst hides tough and tender, seven-year-old Sofía recalls the day she fractured her arm while being chased through the forest.

TINTICO’S AFTERNOONS / LAS TARDES DE TINTICO

Under the beautiful Quebrada cliff in Acapulco, a group of mosquitoes crazy for tropical music desperately tries to bring happiness back into a rumba director's life.

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