Generation Parkway: NYICFF 2018’s Kid Flicks One

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2018, 52 Minutes, Ages 3–7

Program Notes

Explore new worlds without leaving the theater! The Kid Flicks tour features audience favorites and award-winners from the 2018 New York International Children’s Film Festival, the largest film festival for kids and teens in North America. Each year, NYICFF scours the globe for the best new films from around the world. Find your story in films that encourage exploration, empathy, learning, and, of course, tons of fun!

Kid Flicks One gives a warm welcome to all budding cinephiles with this lively international lineup of fun. Kick off the festivities with good hygiene and great dubstep in Party Mouth (USA), then let your hair—or, er fur—down and hang loose in I Want to Live in the Zoo (Russia). And, even if you get into a tangle, there will be someone to catch and cheer you on with the charming If You Fall (Canada).

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I Want to Live in the Zoo
Evgenia Golubeva, 2017, Russia, 6 MIN
At home you've got to clean up your room, clear your plate, and finish up homework. Wouldn't it be much more fun to relax and hang with some buddies at the zoo?
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The House
Veronika Zacharova, 2016, Czech Republic, 6 MIN
Moving on is never easy—sometimes you’ve got to roll with the changes. Other times you have to chase your dreams, as the House and its inhabitants hilariously find out.
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Tiger, Tiger
Rhea Dadoo, 2017, USA, 4 MIN
A family takes a wrong turn in the jungle and must summon all their calm to get out—but might that just be a Bengali tiger in the shadows?
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Dark, Dark Woods
Emile Gignoux & Mik Lovenbalch Kirchheiner, 2017, Denmark, 6 MIN
Royal life's not always so magnificent and can be tiring for a little one—so Maria trades in a tiara for a wilder kind of fun.
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Sherbert Rozencrantz, You’re Beautiful
Natalie van den Dungen, 2017, Australia, 11 MIN
Ten-year-old Milly is quite content in the company of her carrot-colored guinea pig, Sherbert. Why can’t others understand that, she wonders, in this sweet sherbet-hued ode to the 1980s and finding your own path.
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If You Fall
Tisha Deb Pillai, 2017, Canada, 6 MIN
Eight-year-old Lila takes on the daunting task of learning how to cycle, while she and her beloved Baba must also balance Mom’s work, his art, and everyone learning to grow and let go.
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Henriyeti: Sock it to Me, Yeti!
Greg Walter, 2017, USA, 2 MIN
Henriyeti—a little bit girl and a little bit Yeti—demonstrates that great matches go beyond appearances. It’s just about teaming up and putting one fearless foot in front of the other.
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Party Mouth
Hunter Gatherer, 2017, USA, 2 MIN
We guarantee this catchy dubstep tune will stay in your head while you take your grooming game to a whole other level!
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Jazzoo
Adam Marko Nord, 2017, Sweden, 9 MIN
Koalas, hippos, elephants, and fish find their own groove in this melodic menagerie of a film, set to jazz sounds from the award-winning Oddjob quintet.

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