Rolling Out the Red Carpet for the Children's FilmFest at the Mill Valley Film Festival
October 2, 2012Posted by pamela |
Marin Mommies presents another guest article by Marin Mom and writer Gabrielle Cullen.
Marin County will roll out the red carpet for the 35th Mill Valley Film Festival from October 4–14, 2012, and what better way to get a little glamour than to enjoy the fest as a fam? Introduce the little ones to films they’ll never normally see on the big screen, have a rocking good time at a Bollywood party and watch your budding Pixar illustrator work magic at an animation workshop. Here’s an inside guide to what may be one of the most unique kids events all year.
Don’t be Late: The Children’s FilmFest runs the length of the entire festival, from October 4–14 in and around Marin County. Locations for the kids film festival include the Christopher B. Smith Film Center, 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Intel Computer Clubhouse and others. Check out the website for more info.
Tickets, Tickets, Who's Got the Tickets? Tickets for Children’s FilmFest programs are $10 general admission, both kids and adults, available online at www.mvff.com. The Children’s FilmFest All Access Badge is available for $25 per person and includes admission to all Children’s FilmFest movie screenings and Bollywood party.
Best Bets: Need some help deciding which event to attend? There are several supercool activities for kids, starting first with the films, the five of which have been carefully selected for your viewing pleasure!
Cheer along with Stanley as he protects his lunch against a hungry disciplinarian in Stanley's Tiffin Box (India). Check out Bollywood “bad boy” Salman Khan's work as producer of children’s film Chillar Party (in Hindi with English subtitles) about an intrepid gang of kids trying to save stray dogs from being swept up by a law made by a corrupt Mumbai politician. The little princess at home will no doubt want to view he animated feature Lotte and the Moonstone Secret (in English) and French film Of the Night (new 3D version in English) will be sure to wow when it jumps off the screen. Your little ones can learn about doing the right thing when viewing Taina 3 (In Portuguese with English subtitles), when Taina's mentor Tigré shows her the great tree where the power over nature lies and her first job is to defeat the forces that will try to chop it down.
Bonus Events! The Children’s Bollywood Parade will be marching proudly down Fourth Street in San Rafael on Sunday October 7, starting at 12:45 pm at the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center. Get a groove on during the festive Bollywood Party, taking place on Saturday, October 13 from 2:30–4:30 pm at 142 Throckmorton Theater in Mill Valley. Learn how to make pictures move during a special children's animation workshop on Saturday and Sunday, October 6 and 7 from 1–5 pm for children 8–12 years old at the Intel Computer Clubhouse in San Rafael.