True To Yourself
$12 General Admission
This extraordinary collection of live action films focuses on integrity and doing the right thing. What does it mean to be true to yourself? How do you put that ideal into practice in everyday life? Meet a father and son who find a lost wallet, a gender non-conforming teen facing their traditional Muslim family, a girl who thinks out loud about self-expression, and a boy whose soccer coach asks him to lie. These finely-scripted films will leave you with fodder for a great conversation on the trip home.
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A Well Spent Afternoon
(Martin Turk, Slovenia/Croatia, 2016, 7:30 min, in Slovenian with English subtitles) West coast premiere! After failing another job interview, a father spends the afternoon with his young son when something unexpected happens. Watch the trailer>
(Melissa Martens, The Netherlands, 2015, 19:11 min, in Dutch and Arabic with English subtitles) Thirteen-year-old Dutch-Moroccan Nasser is figuring out their own identity, and fights with Mom over dresses and haircuts don’t help.
(Niki Padidar, The Netherlands, 2015, 19 min, in Dutch with English subtitles) Seattle premiere! What does “normal” mean to you? In this beautifully-produced documentary, a teen girl dances, sings, and opens up about her struggles with individuality. Watch the trailer>
(Søren Grinderslev Hansen, Denmark, 2016, 29:40 min, in Danish with English subtitles) North American premiere! When 12-year-old Tobias is asked to lie by his soccer coach, he faces the hardest decision of his life. This powerful and important film shows what happens when kids are called on to be smarter and stronger than the adults around them. Watch the trailer>
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Notes to parents: “Nasser” has a minor scene referring to puberty. “Ninnoc” includes serious discussion of mental health challenges. “Slush Ice” includes frequent strong language.