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Chicago International Children's Film Festival

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The Chicago International Children's Film Festival, now in its 14th year, runs from Friday through next Sunday, October 10 through 19, at Facets Multimedia Center, 1517 W. Fullerton (unless otherwise noted). Tickets are $4 for children and adults, but various discounts are available to those who buy four or more tickets, including an unlimited pass for a family of four, costing $100. For more information call 773-281-9075.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10

Books Come Alive

American and British videos based on children's books. (9:30 am)

Animation Celebration 1

Videos from the U.S., the UK, the Czech Republic, Canada, and Brazil. (9:30 am)

Do the Right Thing!

Short films with moral lessons, from the U.S., Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Iran, and Canada. (11:30 am)

Double-Dutch Delight

Short videos from Germany and the U.S. (11:30 am)

The Boy Who Stopped Talking

A Dutch feature about a nine-year-old Kurdish boy who leaves Turkey for Holland. (4:00)

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11

Dog-Gone Wonderful

Three videos by photographer William Wegman: The Hardly Boys, Alphabet Soup, and Mother Goose. (10:00 am)

I'll Believe It When Cows Fly

Short videos from Canada, Sweden, Poland, Iran, Iceland, Denmark, and India. (10:00 am)

Animation Celebration 2

Short films about animals, from Germany, Japan, Iran, Canada, the U.S., the UK, Croatia, Denmark, and Sweden. (Noon)

A Brand New Day, a Brand New Home, and a Brand New Sister

Short videos about life changes, from the U.S., Iceland, Sweden, and the UK. (Noon)

Gold Rush

The world premiere of a U.S. feature about the Alaskan gold rush at the turn of the century. Based on a true story; with Alyssa Milano. (2:00)

Animation Celebration 3

Short fantasy films from Germany, Canada, the U.S., the UK, and the Czech Republic. (2:00)

In His Father's Shoes

Louis Gossett Jr. stars in a U.S. feature about a boy who goes back in time with the help of a magical pair of shoes and experiences his father's childhood. (4:00)

Rockin' and Jammin'

Short videos featuring music, from the U.S., Yugoslavia, the UK, Brazil, Switzerland, and Canada. (4:00)

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12

Behind the Waterfall

A U.S. feature about a little boy spending the summer with his aunt; during his stay, he meets a man who may be a leprechaun. (10:00 am)

Double-Dutch Delight

See listing under Friday, October 10. (10:00 am)

Eye of the Eagle

From Denmark comes this fairy tale about a 12-year-old prince, showing with a Hungarian short film. (Noon)

Real-Life Adventures and Amazing Tales

Short documentary videos from Brazil, Denmark, Switzerland, China, the U.S., and Canada. (Noon)

Tic-Tac

A Spanish fantasy feature about clocks, frogs, and princesses, showing with a short film from the UK. (2:00)

Green Screen

Short videos celebrating the earth, from Australia, Sweden, the Philippines, and the U.S. (2:00)

Julio and His Angel

A Mexican feature about an eight-year-old orphan and his guardian angel, showing with a short film from Sweden. (4:00)

Grown-ups, Growing Up, and Other Pains

Short videos about problems with parents and grandparents, from the UK, Yugoslavia, the U.S., and Finland. (4:00)

MONDAY, OCTOBER 13

Brainy Kids Take On the World

Short films from Norway, Croatia, Finland, Sweden, Canada, Denmark, and Egypt. (10:00 am)

An Excellent Adventure

Short videos from the U.S., Canada, New Zealand, and the UK. (10:00 am)

The Master Detective Lives Dangerously

A Swedish feature about two teams of neighborhood rivals. (Noon)

Kids' Flix

Videos from the UK and the U.S. made or inspired by kids. (Noon)

Way Cool Kids and How They Win

Short films from Belgium, Germany, Israel, and Norway. (2:00)

The Call of Kilimanjaro

An American-British coproduction about an east African boy of the Masai tribe, showing on video. (2:00)

The Treasure Seekers

An English adaptation of Edith Nesbit's novel about an inventor father and his imaginative children. (4:00)

Furry Fun

Short videos about animals, from the U.S., the UK, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada. (4:00)

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14

Julio and His Angel

See listing under Sunday, October 12. (Pipers Alley, 9:30 am)

Grown-ups, Growing Up, and Other Pains

See listing under Sunday, October 12. (9:30 am)

That's Using Your Noodle

Short films about solving problems, from Norway, the U.K., and Canada. (11:30 am)

Real-Life Adventures and Amazing Tales

See listing under Sunday, October 12. (11:30 am)

Fiesta

Two Venezuelan videos about Juana the iguana. (2:00)

Strange Sisters

An Iranian musical about twin sisters separated at birth. (4:00)

Friends From Faraway Lands

Short travel videos from Switzerland, the Philippines, the U.S., Holland, and Brazil. (4:00)

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15

The Call of Kilimanjaro

See listing under Monday, October 13. (9:30 am)

Kids' Flix

See listing under Monday, October 13.

(9:30 am)

Chasing the Kidneystone

A Norwegian feature about a boy taking a magical journey to fight his grandfather's kidneystone. (11:30 am)

Amazing Uncles and Magical Aunts

Videos about unlikely friendships, from the U.S., Bulgaria, and Sweden. (11:30 am)

Furry Fun

See listing under Monday, October 13. (2:00)

Maya Stoneface

A Norwegian feature about a girl who discovers that her father has a "secret female friend." (4:00)

Gold Rush

See listing under Saturday, October 11. (4:00)

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16

Oliver Twist

A new, American version of the Dickens classic, starring Richard Dreyfuss and Elijah Wood. (9:30 am)

A Brand New Day, a Brand New Home, and a Brand New Sister

See listing under Saturday, October 11. (9:30 am)

The Legend of the Ladybird

A video feature from the Czech Republic about the friendship between a 12-year-old girl and an eccentric man. (11:30 am)

Einstein: Light to the Power of Two

A Canadian feature about a young African-American girl in the 50s who overcomes her feelings of racial inferiority after meeting Albert Einstein. On the same program, short films from Brazil and the Netherlands. (11:30 am)

Hoppin' Hamsters and Bashful Badgers

Videos about small animals, from Canada, the U.S., the UK, and Sweden. (2:00)

Dancing on the Moon

A Canadian feature about a 13-year-old girl's growing pains, showing with a short film from Norway. (4:00)

Grown-ups, Growing Up, and Other Pains

See listing under Sunday, October 12. (4:00)

Art accompanying story in printed newspaper (not available in this archive): Rodent Stew film still.

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