Shine On! – The Best Animated Films from Children’s Film Festival Seattle 2017
What makes you shine? The characters in these sweet and funny films have special things that make them glow and grow. Join them as they play with their friends and families, discover new things about themselves, and take journeys to near and far. If you close your eyes and make a wish, you might even be able to join them on a trip to the moon
Running time: 64 minutes. For all ages.
Ampersand (Erin Shea, USA, 2016, animated, 2016, 3:11 min, no dialogue) Go on a playful musical journey from the subatomic to the galactic, that touches on science ideas including wave particle duality, evolution and pollination. Watch the film: https://vimeo.com/183772682
The Sled Winner of CFFS Catbus Kids Jury Prize for Best Storytelling (Olesya Shchukina, Russia, animated, 2016, 4:19 min, no dialogue) The little squirrel finds something he has never seen before. Watch the trailer: https://vimeo.com/183250732
In the wake of the sexual revolution and the rise of the women’s movement, the 1973 tennis match between women’s World #1 Billie Jean King and ex-men’s-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs was billed as the BATTLE OF THE SEXES and became one of the most watched televised sports events of all time, reaching 90 million viewers around the world. As the rivalry between King and Riggs kicked into high gear, off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles. Together, Billie and Bobby served up a cultural spectacle that resonated far beyond the tennis court, sparking discussions in bedrooms and boardrooms that continue to reverberate today.
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Director: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris
Stars: Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Andrea Riseborough
2 hr 1 min
Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Director: Denis Villenueve
Stars: Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Ana de Armas, Jared Leto
2 hr 44 min
The world’s first fully oil painted feature film, brings the artwork of Vincent van Gogh to life in an exploration of the complicated life and controversial death of one of history’s most celebrated artists.
Genre: Animation, Biography
Director: Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman
Stars: Douglas Booth, Jerome Flynn, Robert Gulaczyk
1 hr 34 min
Opens December 14th at Vashon Theatre
Having taken her first steps into a larger world in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), Rey continues her epic journey with Finn, Poe, and Luke Skywalker in the next chapter of the saga.
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Written & Directed by: Rian Johnson
Starring: Daisy Ridley, Mark Hamill, John Boyega, Adam Driver
2 hr 30 min