Reinbou
Feb
25
3:00 PM15:00

Reinbou

Free and Open to the Public
Contact to betty@slff.org for RSVP

Director: David Maler

Running Time: 95 minutes

Country: Dominican Republic

Children, Drama

2017

Spanish w/ English subtitles

Rating: PG-13

Cast: Nashla Bogaert, David Maler, Hector Naibal

Angel Maceta searches for the father he never knew, who fought in the 1965 Dominican civil war.

 

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La luz con el tiempo dentro
Mar
28
6:00 PM18:00

La luz con el tiempo dentro

Free and Open to the Public
Contact to betty@slff.org for RSVP

Director Antonio Gonzalo will be in attendance

Director: Antonio Gonzalo

Running Time: 107 minutes

Country: Spain

Drama, Biographical, Poetry

Spanish w/ English subtitles

Rating: PG-13

Cast: Carlos Álvarez-Nóvoa, Marc Clotet, Tamara Arias, Ana Fernández, Alex O'Dogherty

Fascinating journey fraught with poetry for the life of Spanish Nobel Juan Ramon Jimenez, from the nineteenth century to the late 50s, baring his complex personality, his troubled love life, his intense love story with Zenobia Camprubí, and his friendship with Machado , Sorolla, Lorca, Alberti, Azaña, Pau Casals ... in his long pilgrimage through Moguer, Sevilla, Bordeaux, Madrid, and exile in New York, Miami and Puerto Rico.

DIRECTOR ANTONIO GONZALO

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Antonio Gonzalo is the director of Juan Ramón Jiménez, released in Spain with the title La Luz con el Tiempo Dentro, which narrates the life of the poet awarded the Nobel prize for Literature in 1956.
In his previous film, Una Pasión Singular, he examined the history of the Andalusian politician, writer and intellectual Blas Infante, as well as the turbulent years of the Spanish Civil War. Before this he had directed El Aroma del Copal, released in many countries as Scent of Vengeance, starring James Brolin and set in Guatemala during the Rios Montt's dictatorship.
Antonio Gonzalo was born in Logroño, Spain in 1951. He studied drawing and painting at the Fine Arts School, architecture at the University of Navarra and philosophy at the University of Saragossa, where he also directed at the Drama School. He worked as vice principal at a high school and graduated from the Higher School of Dramatic Arts.
At the end of the 1970s he began an intense audiovisual career with Tierra de Rastrojos, based on a true story set in the rural farmlands of Andalusia in the 1930s and 1940s, which was included in the Official Selection of the Berlin Film Festival and declared to be of Special Cinematic Interest by the Spanish Ministry of Culture. In the 1990s he worked for long periods of time in Los Angeles. He was presented with the Junta de Andalucía Award for the whole of his film production. He has lived in Seville in recent years.
Among many other audiovisual works, he has produced thirteen films and directed seven. The seven include those already mentioned and Demasiado para Gálvez, a film noir comedy about a famous real estate scam on the coast of Malaga, Las Huellas del Lince (The Trace of Lynx), filmed in four European countries with David Carradine and Terroristas, the winner of the Special Quality Award by the Ministry of Culture and declared to be of Special Cinematic Interest.
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Feb
10
1:00 PM13:00

Treasure

(María Novaro, Mexico, live action, 2017, 95 min, in Spanish with English subtitles)

For ages 8+

o-presented with Seattle Latino Film Festival! Seattle premiere! Seven-year-old Dylan, who has just moved to the Pacific coastal village of Barra de Potosí in Mexico, believes he can talk his new friends into finding a lost treasure left in a cave, 400 years ago, by British privateer Sir Francis Drake. Soon, a group of children embark on an enchanting voyage that ends with a discovery far more precious than a lost pirate's treasure trove. An intimate glimpse into the lives of children living in a natural paradise, this film mixes documentary and narrative footage to capture the deep imagination and spirit of childhood.

Content advisory:  Mild scenes of danger might worry the most sensitive young viewers.
For buy tickest visit: Children's Film Festival Seattle
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Feb
3
3:30 PM15:30

Caleidoscopio de Sueños

(60 min)

Ages 6+

Co-presented with Seattle Latino Film Festival! These films from Spain, Mexico and Argentina will fill up your senses with color, light, sound, and the beautiful music of the Spanish language. Perfect for fluent speakers and language learners alike, with stories about friends, families, adventure, and love of nature.

The Earth at My Hands: Dirty Air

World premiere! Mara discovers the effects of acid rain produced by air pollution and begins to use her bike to save the environment. Watch the trailer >

(Nicolás Conte, Argentina, animation, 2016, 4:24 min, Spanish with English subtitles)

Elena and the Shadows

Seattle premiere! Elena is alone in her world, until Felix befriends her and shows her how to access other universes.

(Cesar Cepeda, Mexico, animation, 2016, 7:33 min, nonverbal)

Colores

North American Premiere! Tito, a blind boy from the city, goes on the adventure of his life with a little girl from the countryside. Together, they will use all their senses to find their way home. Watch the trailer >

(Samy Natsheh and Arly Jones, Spain, animation, 2017, 19 min, Spanish with English subtitles)

Pieces of the Jigsaw Puzzle

Seattle premiere!  Yola's life changes completely with the arrival of her brother Rodrigo, who has cerebral palsy.

Together, day by day, they forge a bond of incredible closeness. Watch the trailer >

(Raúl "Robin" Morales Reyes, Mexico, animation, 2016, 28 min, Spanish with English subtitles)

Content advisory: “Pieces of the Jigsaw Puzzle” deals with bullying and discrimination due to disability.
For buy tickets visit: Children's Film Festival Seattle

 

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Jan
28
1:00 PM13:00

El libro de Lila (Lila's Book)

(Marcela Rincón, Colombia-Uruguay, animation, 2017. 76 min, Spanish with English subtitles)

For ages 7+

Co-presented with Seattle Latino Film Festival! West Coast Premiere! Lila, a character in a children's story book, suddenly falls out of her paper world and ends up trapped in a place she doesn't belong. And so begins this great adventure, where Lila discovers that the only person who can save her is Ramon, her best friend. But first, she must convince him to start reading again, and believing in fantasy!  

Content advisory: Some content in this animated film may be too intense for especially sensitive young children.  Scenes include the death of the (very mildly depicted) mother of one of the characters, which explains the motivation and conflict of the character. Scary birds chase characters multiple times, and music is dramatically menacing at these times. A character who is a villain works in a grim factory where memories are destroyed.
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Jan
27
5:00 PM17:00

Hero Steps

(Henry Rincón, Colombia, live action, 2016, 97 min, in Spanish with English subtitles)

For ages 9+

Co-presented with Seattle Latino Film Festival! West coast premiere!This feature debut from Colombian writer-director Henry Rincón centers on Eduardo, a ten-year-old boy who has more than his share of harrowing challenges: he is poor, a victim of Colombia’s armed conflict, and is missing a leg. Yet, with the help of his music teacher and some valiant friends, Eduardo 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.
For buy tickets visit: Children's Film Festival Seattle
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