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Asia Society Texas Center presents Children's Film Festival Seattle 2013

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The internationally lauded Children's Film Festival Seattle returns to Asia Society Texas Center for more films overflowing with adventure and glee, wonder and magic. Now in its eighth year, the festival has become one of the largest and most respected film festivals dedicated to children and their families. This year, curator Elizabeth Shepherd and her colleagues have created feasts for the eyes that take guests from China to Colombia.

Schedule:

July 13, 11:30 a.m. - "Short & Sweet"
This gentle line-up of animated films is a perfect introduction to big-screen wonders for your little one. Meet a dancing bear, play with a mischievous hen, get to know pixies and encounter other lovely, lovable creatures.

July 13, 2 p.m. - Animated Shorts from REDCAT 2013
Hop aboard a celluloid magic carpet to take a trip all the way from the Arctic to Mozambique, with stops along the way to see animated sights in Instanbul, Germany, France, Argentina, Germany and India.

July 14, 11:30 a.m. - "Animal Kingdom"
This program of beautiful animation is designed to delight kids who love critters both large and small. Enjoy the antics of elephants, birds, foxes, mice, pigs, hedgehogs, dogs and cats and meet a seriously hardworking ant.

July 14, 2 p.m. - China Fantasia
Thrill to the artistry, imagination and deep love of Chinese culture is on display in animator Joe Chang's China Fantasia. This sumptuously told tale blends popular Chinese folk music with Chang's masterful use of traditional Chinese painting techniques, cut-paper and glorious swirling color.

July 20, 11:30 a.m. - "For the Beauty of the Earth"
The silver screen goes green for this collection of live-action and animated shorts about the ever-changing planet. These humorous and thought-provoking films are designed to make kids think, ask questions and come up with new ways to honor Mother Earth.

July 20, 2 p.m. - My Avatar Horse (Mongolia) by Hu Keming and Liu Shen
Husile and his white horse named Chagan are inseparable. In the prairie where they live, there is a legend about an obo (shrine) protected by the avatar horse. One day, Husile met three wise men who came from afar in search of the avatar horse. They are convinced that Chagan is the one they are looking for, and made the promise that a year later they will return to perform the reincarnation ceremony. Upon learning about this, Husile's father dismisses the story as just a child's tale. With the set date for the ceremony, Husile's father decides to move the family into the city and sell Chagan. In order to keep him, Husile and his friends begin a most ingenious — and adventurous — rescue operation.

July 21, 11:30 a.m. - Live Action Shorts from REDCAT 2013
The girls and boys in these films are full a determination to live life to the fullest despite obstacles and challenges that sometimes seem daunting.

July 21, 2 p.m. - "Caleidoscopio: Film from Latin America"
Take a live action and animated journey to beaches, back roads, jungles and bustling cities throughout Latin America.

July 27, 11:30 a.m. - China Fantasia
Thrill to the artistry, imagination and deep love of Chinese culture is on display in animator Joe Chang's China Fantasia. This sumptuously told tale blends popular Chinese folk music with Chang's masterful use of traditional Chinese painting techniques, cut-paper and glorious swirling color.

July 27, 2 p.m. - "Animal Kingdom"
This program of beautiful animation is designed to delight kids who love critters both large and small. Enjoy the antics of elephants, birds, foxes, mice, pigs, hedgehogs, dogs and cats and meet a seriously hardworking ant.

July 28, 11:30 a.m. - "Short & Sweet"
This gentle line-up of animated films is a perfect introduction to big-screen wonders for your little one. Meet a dancing bear, play with a mischievous hen, get to know pixies and encounter other lovely, lovable creatures.

July 28, 2 p.m. - My Avatar Horse (Mongolia) by Hu Keming and Liu Shen
Husile and his white horse named Chagan are inseparable. In the prairie where they live, there is a legend about an obo (shrine) protected by the avatar horse. One day, Husile met three wise men who came from afar in search of the avatar horse. They are convinced that Chagan is the one they are looking for, and made the promise that a year later they will return to perform the reincarnation ceremony. Upon learning about this, Husile's father dismisses the story as just a child's tale. With the set date for the ceremony, Husile's father decides to move the family into the city and sell Chagan. In order to keep him, Husile and his friends begin a most ingenious — and adventurous — rescue operation.

WHEN

WHERE

Asia Society Texas Center
1370 Southmore Blvd.
Houston, TX 77004
https://asiasociety.org/texas/events/upcoming

TICKET INFO

Each screening is $8 general public, $5 Asia Society Texas Center members.
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