Category - Movies

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Birds of Passage – Review
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Operation Arctic – Review
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Family Films from Past Film Festivals – 2013

Birds of Passage – Review

Image courtesy of the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival

Image courtesy of the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival

Birds of passage is a story of Cathy, whose father gives her a fertilized duck egg for her 10th birthday, and her best friend Margaux, to whom the duckling imprints. When Margaux’s parents won’t let her keep the duckling and Cathy’s mother doesn’t want to take it back either, the girls set out on an illicit adventure to save their duck from becoming Pâté.

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Operation Arctic – Review

Image Courtesy of the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival

Image Courtesy of the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival

As a parent, the premise of Operation Arctic is terrifying. Three children, ages 13 and 8, stowaway on a helicopter headed to a rescue mission on a remote arctic island. Because no one knows they are there, they get left behind and no one even knows where to look for them. The film follows them as they learn to fend for themselves and survive while they wait to be, hopefully, rescued. I panic a bit when I know no one will be home to immediately greet my kids when they arrive from the bus. However, as a kid, I would have found this idea exciting and adventurous. Do I think it is appropriate for family viewing? Read More

Family Films from Past Film Festivals – 2013

Family Films from the 2013 MSPIFFThis is the last in my series on past Film Festivals. These films were all shown at the Minneapolis/St.Paul International Film Festival in 2013 and are now easily accessible either from the library or streaming on Netflix.  You can view films from 2015 and 2014 in previous these articles. To see a preview of this year’s family films, I have gathered the trailers here.

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