Family-friendly films to see this festival!

We’ve all spent a lot of time with our families lately but we’ve queued up some great family-friendly programming to check out during KCFF this month! Each ticket is good for a single viewing by your entire household, so gather round, make some popcorn and enjoy….

 

SPIRIT BEAR AND CHILDREN MAKE HISTORY

director Amanda Strong
This showcase includes three animated films by Michif filmmaker, Amanda Strong, including her newest, a visually inventive and highly engaging adaptation of Dr. Cindy Blackstock’s books for young readers. Recommended for all ages.  click for details

COMIC ART WORKSHOP

instructor Chris Cochrane
Learn dynamic figure drawing and storytelling using the classic comic book styles! It can be as complex as creating a comic with a full story or as simple as teaching students a fun and easy way to draw superheroes. Recommended for all ages. click for details

THE PAPER MAN / LAFORTUNE EN PAPIER

director Tanya Lapointe
A feel-good doc in loving tribute to a man who was like a grandfather to several generations of Quebecois children. Warm-hearted and immensely creative. French with English subtitles. Recommended 12+.  click for details

MY VERY OWN CIRCUS / MON CIRQUE À MOI

director Miryam Bouchard
While having a performing clown for a father may sound like fun, it’s understandable that the young heroine of this charmer may long for a more conventional life. French with English subtitles. Recommended 12+. click for details

FIRST WE EAT

director Suzanne Crocker
What happens when an ordinary family, living just south of the Arctic Circle, bans grocery store food from their house for one year? Add three skeptical teenagers, one reluctant husband, no salt/caffeine/sugar and -40° temperatures. click for details

BEANS

director Tracey Deer
A poignant coming-of-age story against the backdrop of one of the most tumultuous episodes in recent Canadian history. Partially inspired by the director’s experience growing up on the Kahnawake Mohawk Territory in Quebec. Recommended 12+. click for details

You can also check out these locally-produced films made by youth living in the Kingston region! The filmmakers may be young, but the themes are suitable for audiences their age and up.

HOW TO FIX RADIOS

directors Casper Leonard, Emily Russell
A debut feature film by Kingstonians and recent high school grads, Casper Leonard and Emily Russell tell the story of Evan, a teenager braving his way through the ostracizing he suffers as a LBGTQ+ youth in a rural community. click for details

YOUTH SHORTS FILM PROGRAM 

various directors
Dealing with a range of themes, including mental illness, cultural identity, memory, and self-discovery this series of short films created by filmmakers still in high school is a glimpse at the next generation of Canadian storytellers. click for details