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Belmont World Film’s 17th Annual Family Festival

January 17, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - January 20, 2020 @ 7:30 pm

Belmont World Film’s 17th Annual Family Festival, “Where Stories Come Alive,” provides the opportunity to see some of the world’s best current films for children age 2-12 and to participate in animation workshops at the Regent Theatre (7 Medford Street, Arlington) on January 17 & 19, Studio Cinema (376 Trapelo Road, Belmont) on January 18, Brattle Theatre (40 Brattle Street, Cambridge) on January 20, and Belmont Media Center (9 Lexington Street) on January 18. The festival includes 13 film programs with nearly 40 animated, live action, and documentary films–many based on children’s books and several making their North American or US premieres– in English and other languages (with English subtitles read aloud through headphones for younger children or those with difficulty reading) from Belgium, China, Denmark, France, Latvia, Mongolia, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK, and the US.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 17 (Regent Theatre)
7:30 PM Hacker

SATURDAY, JANUARY 18 (Studio Cinema)
10:30 AM What’s New from Weston Woods Studios
11:45 PM Jacob, Mimmi and the Talking Dogs
1:15 PM Abominable followed by a talk with the film’s head story artist
3:45 PM Arctic Camels

SATURDAY, JANUARY 18 (Belmont Media Center)
11:00 AM Learn to Draw Minions workshop with story artist Cinzia Angelini

SUNDAY, JANUARY 19 (Regent Theatre)
10:30 AM The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show Storytime followed by a photo session with the caterpillar!
12:15 PM Zog / The Snail and the Whale
1:00 PM Learn to Create Storyboards for Animated Films workshop with story artist Cinzia Angelini
1:30 PM Laugh Out Loud with Mo Willems
2:45 PM It’s Easy Being Green: Films About Kids Helping the Environment & Other Stories
4:00 PM Mila (work in progress screening followed by a talk with the director

MONDAY, JANUARY 20 (Brattle Theatre)
10:30 AM Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
12:00 Terra Willy: Unexplored Planet
1:45 PM Animated & Adorable: Short Films about Animals from the Francophone World
3:30 PM Binti (benefit screening)


January 17, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
January 20, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
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Cambridge, MA 02478 United States
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