October 11, 2001

Kids's Film Festival at the Main Library on November 2

 

Award-winning films for children from the Cincinnati International Film Festival will be showcased on Friday, November 2 at the Main Library, 800 Vine Street, with various showings throughout the day. The series presents value- based stories that express positive characteristics such as sharing, helping, connections with other cultures, and other values that reinforce a positive outlook.

The film showings will feature short films for two age groups: Animation Celebration will be held for children ages 2-6 at 9:15 a.m., and 1:00, 4:30, and 7:30 p.m. Wise Wolves and Tricky Tigers will be shown for children ages 7-13 at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 and 6:00 p.m. All films will be shown in the Huenefeld Tower Room, third floor.

ANIMATION CELEBRATION-Meet fuzzy, furry and feathered friends in warm and winning tales for children ages 2-6:

 

WISE WOLVES AND TRICKY TIGERS-Tales of wisdom and guile will enchant children of all ages as they visit Africa, Arabia, Iran, and Taiwan:

FILM SYNOPSES

Goodnight Moon, directed by Michael Sporn, is an animated adaptation of Margaret Wise Brown's classic bedtime story. A little bunny goes through a bedtime ritual of saying goodnight to everything seen in his room-including the beautiful moon outside the window-as he peacefully falls into a slumber. Narrated by Susan Sarandon.

Happy Birthday Hannah by Sharon Katz. The story of a mischievous doll that gives her owner a colorful, but messy surprise on her birthday.

The Mole and the Well by Zdenek Miler. The loveable mole enjoys digging so much that he accidentally digs a well. After he drinks this special water he begins to sing and a chorus of animals and insects joins in.

Animal Stories: Tommy the Bat, directed by Tony Collingwood. Tommy the Bat can't sleep. He tosses and turns, lies on his back, and counts sheep, but nothing works. Finally when Tommy's mother explains that bats only sleep when they hang upside down, Tommy gets his much-needed 40 winks.

The Black Crow, The Red Pencil, directed by Hadi Yaghimlov. A red pencil is playing contentedly when it unexpectedly meets a scary, black crow. While seeking refuge from the persistent crow, the little red pencil embarks upon a host of fresh, exciting adventures.

Super Why, directed by Adam Shaheen. Tiny Super Why, who is only two inches tall, doesn't take up much space in the children's library where he lives. When he needs answers to problems, he effortlessly hops into storybooks to find the solutions.

Out in the Cold, directed by Howard Buddy Lewis III. A little rockhopper, a penguin with orange head feathers, can't get into the local Arctic hangout. But when a huge walrus threatens the neighborhood, the rockhopper shows his special ingenuity.

The Three Billy Goats Gruff, directed by Kelly Peterson. Famished, three gruff goats attempt to pass from the "beat" hill to another hill "where it's at," but are blocked by the fabled troll who festers under the bridge connecting the two hills. Each goat must face the troll in order to cross to the grassy pasture of their dreams.

Miss Twiggley's Tree, directed by Kelli Bixler. Shy Miss Twiggley retreats to her treehouse to live in solitude with her dog and two friendly bears. The town folk resent her anti-social ways, but when a flood hits the town, Miss Twiggley and her tree come to the rescue in this warm and memorable story.

Aunt Tiger, directed by Mike Mort. An elderly tiger wants to experience life as a human before he dies. He discovers his wish can indeed come true, but there is a prerequisite: he must eat three children at once on the same day. When the tricky tiger goes into the village in search of children, he meets an ingenious opponent.

Shangoul and Mangoul, directed by Farkhandeh Torabi. A vicious wolf deceives baby goats, whose mother is not home, persuading them to invite him inside. When they politely invite him into their home, the goats immediately regret such a kindness because the wolf gobbles up two baby goats. In the end, the brave mother saves them from their fate.

The Land of Khuzamah by Gerry Woolery. A lovesick young buzzard engages the help of a desert mouse in his search to be reunited with his true love in a wildlife preserve. This charming adventure story also carries a powerful message about the need to protect animals.

The Eye of the Wolf by Hoel Caouissin. A young orphan from Africa and a wise, one-eyed wolf from the far North develop a deep friendship and share a story of unforgettable courage. Based on the novel by Daniel Pennac.

√Information about events at the Main Library and 41 branch libraries is available on the Internet site: www.CincinnatiLibrary.org.� Interpreter available upon request for the hearing impaired. Please call 369-6944 (TDD 369-6946) at least one week before program.