Gotta Be Me

This event took place Jan 29 - Feb 1, 2017

$12 General Admission
$9 Student/Senior
$7 Member

1h 10m


The characters in these films are learning to dive deeper and fly higher. Meet a girl who shifts her shape, a boy who feels music instead of hears it, someone who longs to spend his life by the sea, and even some animated creatures who are also one-of-a-kind, just like you!

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(Nathan Jurevicius, Lithuania/Canada/Australia, 2016, 7 min, in English) Pacific Northwest premiere! A young girl from a family of “Face Changers” takes a journey to a mountain to alter the direction of the wind. Watch the trailer>

(Cassiana Maranha, Brazil, live action, 2014, 3:27 min, in Brazilian sign language with English subtitles) West coast premiere! Valentino hears less, and feels more. He will grow up to be a musician.

(Amanda Quaid, USA, animated, 2016, 2 min, in English) Seattle premiere! When a father tries to toughen up his daughter by giving her toys intended for boys, his efforts backfire when she proves a little too capable for comfort. Watch the trailer>

Eagle Blue
(Will Rose, UK, animated, 2016, 3:28 min, no dialogue) West coast premiere! Eagle Blue lives on a mountaintop above a sleepy town. But is it sleepy enough for her to grab a quick meal for her hungry eaglets? It take determination, but once she finds her groove, she’s unstoppable!

(Rawan Rahim, Lebanon/France, animated, 2015, 7:45 min, no dialogue) Seattle premiere! A shy girl develops empathy for others which helps her break outside of her shell. Watch the trailer>

The Little Shoemaker
(Galaad Alais, Terry Bonvard, Charley Carlier, Romain Cislo, Pierre-Yves Lefebvre, Philippe Lim, Benjamin Mariotte, & Karen Nawfal, France, animated, 2015, 5:32 min, no dialogue) West coast premiere! A small businessman comes up with a clever way to combat a big competitor.

(Violaine Pasquet, France, animated, 2014, 9:22 min, in French with English subtitles) West coast premiere! Louis is a 10-year-old deaf boy. His favorite pets are snails, because they are deaf, just like him.

The Unwashed Penguin
(Isabelle Favez and Alexey Mironov, Russia, animated, 2015, 5:41 min, in Russian with English subtitles) West coast premiere! A special penguin doesn’t fit into the crowd, until he is tutored by a gentle giant.

Jonas and the Sea
(Marlies van der Wel, The Netherlands, animated, 2015, 12 min, no dialogue) Seattle premiere! Jonas has dreamed of living in the sea all his life. But it’s not possible. Or is it? Watch the trailer>

Mr. and Mrs. Kim
(Jaehuen Chung, USA, live action, 2016, 14:40 min, mostly in English, but some Korean with English subtitles) Seattle premiere! A Korean-American boy makes up a glamorous story about his parents, but then discovers that their real story is something he can be much more proud of. Watch the trailer>

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Note to parents:  In “Mr. and Mrs. Kim,” there is imaginary, non-realistic, comic-book-style martial arts-style fighting.

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1515 12th Ave,

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