MFAH Family Flicks: Best of the Chicago International Children's Film Festival

Critic Roger Ebert called Facets Multi-Media one of Chicago's greatest film treasures. The group has been creating quality film programs for kids since 1975 and organizing the Chicago International Children's Film Festival since 1983. Today, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, presents recent highlights from the festival at MFAH Family Flicks: Best of the Chicago International Children's Film Festival. ''There is a thriving global community of filmmakers creating short films for younger viewers,'' said MFAH Film and Video Curator Marian Luntz. With films from the U.S., Brazil, Sweden, Ireland and Canada on the schedule, the screening takes audiences on ''a cinematic tour around the world,'' she adds. ''We'll be presenting them with English voice-over narration where needed, because some younger viewers won't be able to read subtitles, but the stories are universally appealing.'' Standout titles include Japan's Domo-Kun and the Egg, starring the popular Japanese mascot, and Colombia's Nineteen, about a young boy who finds friendship after winning a baby chick in a raffle.

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Wed., Aug. 7, 11 a.m., 2013

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