Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Seattle Area Families: Check out Great Family Programming from SIFF

Sadly, this year's SIFF has ended.  But if you have Littles that you'd like to take to a festival film (and you should take them!), you are still in luck. 

Being Elmo: A Pupeetters Journey  (Winner SIFF 2011 Lena Sharpe Award for Persistence of Vision, Presented by Women in Film/Seattle) is back at SIFF Cinema on Saturday June 18, 2011 at 11:00 AM.  Please go see this film.  We absolutely loved it, and this could be a truly life-changing experience for the older kids in your household.

The Winner of the SIFF Films4Familes Youth Jury Award for 2011 was Circus Dreams.  Circus Dreams follows the talented kids of Circus Smirkus, the only traveling youth circus in the US.  This movie was chosen as a winner by a jury of kids, so your children are bound to enjoy it.  It plays on Sunday June 19 at 11:00 am. 

Also of note is Life in a Day.  I recently learned that 35 hours of footage is uploaded to YouTube every minute.  So what is uploaded?  A lot of it is people just doing their everyday thing. Director Kevin MacDonald carefully selected 300 clips that all show people around the world on the same day (July 24, 2010) and wove it into the first collaborative user-generated feature film.  This one may be a little boring for the younger ones, but everything I've read leads me to believe it would be a fine film for older kids. Sunday June 19 at 3:30 PM.

All of the Best of SIFF films screen at Siff Cinema located at:
321 Mercer St
at 3rd Avenue, McCaw Hall
Seattle Center

There is plenty of easy pay parking around.  Tickets can be purchased here.

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