Taking Chances

Feb 02, 2013

(Nicole van Kilsdonk, The Netherlands, 2011, live action, 86 min)

 U.S. premiere!

 When her father heads to a war zone to work as a doctor, imaginative 9-year-old Kiek begins to worry. After her mother and teacher try to ease her fears by explaining the concept of statistical odds, she devises a plan that will improve her father’s chances of survival. Based on the award-winning book A Small Chance, by Marjolijn Court, this film has won a slew of top prizes on the international festival circuit. Ages 10 and up. In Dutch with English subtitles. Includes tense scenes involving the potential deaths of a mouse and family dog.

Screens with the youth-made short, ZAP!!!! (30 secs, Iris and Ruby Seiwerath, with camera work by Seattle filmmaker Britta Johnson).

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