Category - Movies

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Operation Arctic – Review
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Family Films from Past Film Festivals – 2013
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Family Films from Past Film Festivals – 2014

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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Family Films from Past Film Festivals – 2014

Film Festival 2014 BannerIn continuation of my series on past family films from the Minneapolis/St.Paul International Film Festival, I am taking a look at a few films that showed in 2014. The nice thing about catching these films later is that they are all in English now. No reading out loud required. You can see more options in my 2015 List Here. If these films inspire you to go to the film festival, you can find all this year’s Childish Film trailers here.

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