New York International Children’s Festival ¡Viva Kid Flicks!

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  • Date: Sep 22nd, 2019
    Time: 1:30pm

To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept 15th-Oct 15th), the Midwest Theater is hosting a Hispanic Heritage Film Festival. This film is one of three screening the weekend of Sept. 20-22. All three films have free admission, and will include door prize drawings.

This event was made possible by the following sponsors: Pahlke Law Group, Scottsbluff Landscaping, Nebraska Arts Council, Nebraska Cultural Endowment, Avila’s Trucking, Zac and Cristina Karpf, Steve Frederick and Maria Pineda, and La Bamba Imports & Novelties. Viva Kid Flicks is presented in partnership with the New York International Children’s Film Festival.

In partnership with the Lied Scottsbluff Public Library and the Gering Public Library, a display in the Midwest Theater lobby will provide resources for further reading for Hispanic Heritage Month, as well as information about getting a library card.

Rated: for ages 8+
Run time: 1H 5min

Synopsis: NYICFF Viva Kid Flicks celebrates Spanish-language and Latino-themed stories in shorts from around the globe. Can a fabled stone offer another path for Matilde’s life on her Mexican rancho? The choices we make at mealtime sometimes have a very big impact, especially for a seemingly picky eater with a lot more on his mind in the drama from Spain, Fish. The universal language of wizards bridges cultures from the UK to Cuba in the imaginative doc Spelliasmous. You’ll experience moving stories and hear how around the world, Spanish stories have their own distinctive flair. Film are in Spanish with English subtitles or have no dialogue. Audience members can vote for the winning film.

· SPELLIASMOUS, Cuba, Documentary, 3 min

· GINA, Mexico, Animation, 9 min

· STARDUST, Mexico, Live Action, 14 min

· HORSE’S STONE, Mexico, Live Action, 20 min

· JESSZILLA, USA, Documentary, 7 min

· MI ABUELITA, Guatemala, Animation, 2 min

· FISH, Spain, Live Action, 10 min

NYICFF National Program Trailer 2019/20 from NY Int’l Children’s Film Fest on Vimeo.