Louisville Children's

Films 2019

 

Dances for All Ages
Highlights from San Francisco Dance
Film Festival

60 mins · Shorts · All ages
Language: English

SYNOPSIS

A family-friendly compilation of audience favorites from San Francisco Dance Film Festival’s popular shorts programs.
These colorful dance films from around the world are sure to be engaging for children and parents alike, featuring a wide range of dance styles, diverse performers, and vibrant musical scores.

 

Hero Steps
Film by Henry Rincon
Produced by Heroe Films S.A.S

97 mins · Ages 10+
Language: Spanish with English subtitles

SYNOPSIS

This feature debut from Colombian writer-director Henry Rincón tells the story of a ten-year-old boy who is determined to follow through with his passion: to form a team with other disabled children, that will participate in a children’s soccer tournament.

Content advisory: boys fighting, mild
bullying, a frank description of a life-changing injury, and a coach instructs his young
players to cheat. 

 

Kid Flicks One
Co-presented by the New York International Children's Film Festival

52 mins · Shorts animated · All ages
Language: English

SYNOPSIS
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). There will be someone to catch and
cheer you on with the charming If You
Fall
(Canada). 

 

Kid Flicks Two
Co-presented by the New York International Children's Film Festival

79 mins · Shorts mix · Ages 8+
Language: English

SYNOPSIS
Offers clever, thought-provoking films sure to inspire audiences 8+ to expand their horizons. In the Grand Prize award-winner Game (USA), AJ has the drive to excel but must push obstacles to get there. Teamwork takes on different stripe when an odd couple of bears are forced to work together. 

 

Viva Kid Flicks
Co-presented by the New York International Children's Film Festival

74 mins · Shorts · Ages 7+
Language: English

SYNOPSIS
Spanish-language program of animated, documentary, and live action films full of warmth, with and the cutural richness of our friends and neighbors to the south: Mexico. Films are in Spanish with English subtitles or no dialogue, perfect for Spanish learners, speakers, and all seekers of fun, and artistic. 

 

The Okee Dokee Brothers:
Through the Woods

Filmmakers: Irene Chagall and Steve Zeitlin

49 mins · Documentary · All ages
Language: English

SYNOPSIS
The Okee Dokee Brothers embarked on a month-long trek on the Appalachian Trail. They hiked, camped, met mountain musicians, and wrote songs that make up their 2nd adventure album. Journey full of camping, old-time mountain music, miles of hiking and more.

 

Wendy 2
Directed by Hanno Olderdissen

96 mins · Live Action · Ages 8+
Language: German with English subtitles

SYNOPSIS
Wendy has been living happily with her
parents at Rosenborg for a year. Yet the financial situation of the estate is dire. The
top prize of a tournament organized by the near-by modern riding stable might be able to save Rosenborg.

 

List of Films 2019

The Big Bad Fox & Other Tales (Le Grand Méchant Renard et Autres Contes)
Directed by Benjamin Renner and
Patrick Imbert

83 mins · Shorts animated · All ages
Language: 
English (February 23 / 1pm / Speed Museum) French with English subtitles (February 24 / 1pm / Speed Museum)

SYNOPSIS
Travel to the French countryside where it isn’t always as calm and peaceful as you may imagine. From the creators of the Oscar-nominated Ernest & Celestine comes another hilarious, heartwarming tale of animal misfits destined to become a classic.

 

Liyana
Directors: Aaron Kopp, Amanda Kopp

73 mins · Documentary/Animation · Age 8+
Language: Siswati and English, subtitles when necessary

SYNOPSIS
A Swazi girl embarks on a dangerous quest to rescue her young twin brothers. This animated African tale is born in the imaginations of five orphaned children in Swaziland who collaborate to tell a story of perseverance drawn from their darkest memories and brightest dreams. 

Content advisory: The character of Liyana must overcome many dangers in this story created by children, who have also suffered and endured many hardships in their lives. The film is very uplifting, with a happy and hopeful ending, despite references to AIDS, kidnapping, monsters and other dangers which are suspenseful, but never graphic in their animated presentation.

 

Let's Get the Rhythm
Filmmakers: Irene Chagall and Steve Zeitlin

54 mins · Documentary · Age 8+
Language: English

SYNOPSIS
A documentary by filmmaker Irene Chagall that chronicles girls’ hand-clapping games on inner-city playgrounds and around the world, from every continent and many islands in between. Irene Chagall will be attending some screenings to teach us hand games.