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Something for the Family at the Annapolis Film Festival

When West Street rolls out the red carpet for the Annapolis Film Festival March 22–25, there are some great family films in multiple cinemas and venues on multiple days. We have a full listing of the offerings and links to pre-purchase tickets.

 

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Family Films at the Festival:

WEEDS
SATURDAY MORNING CARTOONS | FOR TOTS SATURDAY, 3/24 | 9:30 AM | ANNAPOLIS ELEMENTARY

A dandelion on a dry patch of grass longs for the greener grass under the sprinklers across the sidewalk. This charming animation teaches empathy through a metaphor about the struggle and distance someone may have to travel – against all odds – to find a better life.

REVOLTING RHYMES
SATURDAY MORNING CARTOONS | FOR TWEENS SATURDAY, 3/24 | 10:00 AM | ANNAPOLIS ELEMENTARY

An alternate version of the famous fairy tales starring Snow White, Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk and more. Two half-hour animated films based on the much-loved rhymes written by Roald Dahl.
(UK, 2016, 60 min.)

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WALLAY
FRIDAY, 3/23 | 10:30 AM ASBURY SATURDAY, 3/24 | 1:00 PM
ANNAPOLIS ELEMENTARY

After causing trouble for his father in Paris, a 13-year-old boy is sent from his home in France to live with his extended family in rural Burkina Faso, where he discovers a different way of life, some unappealing customs, and some life-changing friendships. This charming coming-of-age film screened at, the Champs-Elysées Film Festival, our partner festival in Paris.

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THE MIRACLE SEASON
SATURDAY, 3/24 | 1:30 PM MARYLAND HALL | MAIN THEATER

After the tragic death of star volleyball player Caroline “Line” Found, a team of dispirited high school girls must band together under the guidance of their tough- love coach in hopes of winning the state championship. Erin Moriarty (Captain Fantastic) plays Kelly, the high school senior who has to fill in as the new captain of the team, Helen Hunt plays their coach, and her real-life daughter Makena Lei Carnahan also plays a role in the film. Like he did with the story of Bethany Hamilton in Soul Surfer, director Sean McNamara brings to life another inspiring true story of triumph over tragedy.

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COYOTE: THE MIKE PLANT STORY
SUNDAY, 3/25 | 10:00 AM MARYLAND HALL | MAIN THEATER
SAILING SPOTLIGHT

Spanning the decade from Mike Plant’s arrival in professional offshore sailing in the mid 1980’s, this documentary follows Plant’s daring spirit as he challenges both Mother Nature — around the world alone on a sailboat — and French dominance in the sport. Chronically underfunded and undermanned, Plant’s thirst for adventure and fearless belief in his dreams drive him to become an American hero of the sea. (USA, 2017, 105 min.)

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KIM SWIMS
FRIDAY, 3/23 | 4:45 PM MARYLAND HALL | BOWEN THEATER
SATURDAY, 3/24 | 10:00 AM
ST. JOHN’S COLLEGE | KEY AUDITORIUM

After the doctors saved her leg from being amputated, Kimberley Chambers was given a 1% probability of walking unassisted…but after defying those odds through rehabilitative swimming, Kim aimed for an even smaller percentage….as one of only 7 people in the world to ever complete the Ocean Seven Challenge, a series of long- distance, open-water marathon swims around the world. This incredible film follows along with Kim as she attempts to be the first woman to swim the 30-mile stretch of cold, rough, shark-inhabited waters off the San Francisco Coast. While the personal interviews give us a glimpse into Kim’s motivations to face her fears and continuously challenge herself, the spectacular cinematography allows us to accompany Kim on her breathtaking journey from the Farallon Islands to the Golden Gate Bridge and vicariously experience the thrilling risks and joyous triumph.

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FRIDAY, 3/23 | 4:45 PM ASBURY SATURDAY, 3/24 | 11:30 AM
ANNAPOLIS ELEMENTARY

In Swaziland, a teacher asks her class of orphaned students to collaborate on writing a fictional story, as a way to process their own memories and traumas. Dazzling illustrations bring to life their imaginative story, which follows a young Swazi girl named Liyana and her perilous quest to find her kidnapped brothers. Observational footage of the orphans’ home-life reveals the real-world inspirations that become elements in their story. It’s a unique and poetic way to reflect on some of the issues facing the people of this tiny country that has the highest HIV infection rate in the world, leaving an estimated 200,000 children orphaned.

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LOVE MEANS ZERO
SATURDAY, 3/24 | 4:30 PM
ST. JOHN’S COLLEGE | KEY AUDITORIUM

Nick Bollettieri holds court on the tennis court, in this probing look into the career of the domineering tennis coach. Bollettieri mentored a generation of tennis champions including Andre Agassi, Boris Becker, Jim Courier, Monica Seles, and Venus and Serena Williams, but he also ran his youth tennis camps like boot camp, where he pushed his students to the brink and his relentless desire to win cost him the relationship he valued most. And like a grueling tennis match, the director Jason Kohn serves Bollettieri some pointed questions to which Bollettieri volleys back with his own critical spin on things. This doc provides a compelling ride that includes great old footage of iconic matches peppered with drama and humor courtesy of the larger than life Bollettiere.

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—Joyce Heid

 

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