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Film | Kids

Keep it Real!

Ages 8—11
Jan 28—Jan 29, 2017
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RUN TIME: 69min
$10 for children (13 & under) and seniors (65+)
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Single Tickets
Mon Dec 12
BAM members
Mon Dec 12
General public
January 2017
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Saturday January 28, 2017
Performances no longer available.

Northwest Film Forum

These one-of-a-kind characters learn to shape-shift, feel music, and follow their hearts in this celebration of individuality. From an unstoppable eagle to a girl whose empathy becomes her greatest asset, there’s a role model for every child in this whimsical grab bag.

Note to parents: In Mr. and Mrs. Kim, there is some imaginary comic-book-style martial arts fighting.

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Dir. Nathan Jurevicius
Lithuania/Canada/Australia, animation, 2016, 7min
In English


A young girl from a family of Face Changers takes a journey to a mountain to alter the direction of the wind.


Dir. Cassiana Maranha
Brazil, live action, 2014, 3min
In Brazilian sign language with English subtitles
North American premiere


Valentino hears less, and feels more. He will grow up to be a musician.


Dir. Amanda Quaid
USA, animation, 2016, 2min
In English


A father tries to toughen up his daughter by giving her toys intended for boys, but his efforts backfire when she proves a little too capable for comfort.

Eagle Blue

Dir. Will Rose
England, animation, 2016, 3min
US premiere


Eagle Blue lives on a mountaintop above a sleepy town, but is it sleepy enough for her to grab a quick meal for her hungry eaglets?


Dirs. Constance Joliff, Daphné Durocher, and Fanny Lhotellier
Lebanon/France, animation, 2016, 8min


A shy girl develops empathy for others which helps her break outside of her shell.

The Little Shoemaker

Dirs. Galaad Alais, Terry Bonvard, Charley Carlier, Romain Cislo, Pierre-Yves Lefebvre, Philippe Lim, Benjamin Mariotte, and Karen Nawfal
France, animation, 2015, 5min
US premiere


A small businessman comes up with a clever way to combat a big competitor.


Dir. Violaine Pasquet
France, animation, 2014, 9min
In French with English subtitles
North American premiere


Louis is a 10-year-old deaf boy. His favorite pets are snails, because they are deaf, just like him.

The Unwashed Penguin

Dirs. Isabelle Favez and Alexey Mironov
Russia, animation, 2015, 6min
In Russian with English subtitles
US premiere


A special penguin doesn't fit into the crowd, until he is tutored by a gentle giant.

Jonas and the Sea

Dir. Marlies van der Wel
The Netherlands, animation, 2015, 12min
New York premiere


Jonas has dreamed of living in the sea all his life. But it's not possible; or is it?

Mr. and Mrs. Kim

Dir. Jaehuen Chung
USA, live action, 2016, 15min
In English and some Korean, with English subtitles
New York premiere


A Korean-American boy makes up a glamorous story about his parents, but then discovers that their real story is something he can be much more proud of.