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Never trust any kid over 30

The Chicago International Children's Film Festival celebrates three decades of programs



The Chicago International Children's Film Festival celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, presenting weekday shows for school field trips, weekend shows for families, and kids' workshops on a variety of cinematic topics. This year's workshops include sessions on optical effects (Sat 10/26, 10 AM, Instituto Cervantes), computer animation (Sat 10/26, noon, Illinois Institute of Art), motion-capture technology (Sat 10/26, 1 PM, Facets Multimedia), stop-motion animation (Sat 11/2, 11 AM, Facets Multimedia), live improvisation (Sat 11/2, 12:45 PM, Music Box), and gender constructs in film, for girls who don't yet understand why they're so pissed off (Sat 11/2, 1 PM, Facets Multimedia). Most weekend programs are at Music Box, 3733 N. Southport, or Facets Cinematheque, 1517 W. Fullerton; they tend to sell out, so consider this a valuable lesson in foresight that will serve you well in maturity.

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