Sunday, January 27 – 11:30am
Sunday, February 3 – 11:30am
Hold on tight during this program of animated and live-action adventure films that will take you to outer space and back. Meet a plant that must be saved, a pizza delivery girl who is jolted out of the boredom with her job, an astronaut adrift on a faraway planet, kids who patch up monsters, and a mother who will do anything to please her son on her birthday — even if she hates the present he has requested!
Short Films in this Program:
Early Summer Impression
(Wang Chuhe, China, animation, 2018, 2 min, English) World premiere!
A young woman journeys to find a Rembrandt exhibition she is desperate to see. Can she find her way?
Post No Bills
(Robin Hays & Andy Poon, Canada, animation, 2017, 5 min, English)
Noodle Boy must face his fears in order to rescue Miss Fortune from the city’s clean up crew.
(Richard Grover, US, animation, 2017, 4 min, nonverbal) Made in Seattle!
A pizza delivery girl is stuck in a dead-end job, but one day, she runs into a customer that will change her fate forever.
(Marcin Gizycki, US & Poland, live action, 2018, 6 min, English) World premiere!
A school trip turns wild when a giant cephalopod takes an unexpected star turn!
(Cécile Carre, France, animation, 2017, 4 min, English) Seattle premiere!
Stella, a space mechanician, is stranded on a deserted planet, but a little girl appears out of nowhere to show her the way to her next adventure.
Doctor of Monster
(Gustavo Teixeira, Brazil, live action, 2017, 11 min, Portuguese with English subtitles) Washington premiere!
A boy who has already chosen his future profession, will now have to face his fears to become a doctor of monsters.
(Sam Johnson, US, live-action, 2017, 25 minutes, English) Seattle premiere!
A teenager believes he can save his sick older brother with a plant he’s found at the back of a garden center, but a shadowy agency is out to destroy it first.
The Good Mother
(Sarah Clift, Mexico & UK, live action, 2016, 6 min, Spanish with English subtitles)
A Mexican mother embarks upon an epic, cross-country journey and gets her political beliefs thoroughly tested when her son requests a Donald Trump piñata for his birthday.
Content advisory: In Earthy Encounters, kids give the middle finger to the film’s villains. The Good Mother is a humorous film about a Mexican family with strong negative opinions about the current US President. It is shown last in the program for the benefit of parents who are shielding their children from this type of content.