Belmont World Film's 10th Annual Family Film Festival
Date: 11/16/2012 to 11/18/2012
Good for: Family
Each weekend begins with “Magic Fridays,” magical programs of animated shorts, live action films, and performances. Opening night at the MFA on Nov. 9, at 7 PM features the New England premiere of The Magic Piano and The Chopin Shorts, a group of dazzling, wordless animated short films from Academy Award-winning Breakthru Films (Peter and the Wolf) connected by a soundtrack featuring Chopin’s magical Etudes performed by Chinese pianist Lang Lang. A live performance by Leonard Solomon and his “Bellowphone”—a one of a kind instrument made from found objects—follows. The film portion repeats on Sat., Nov. 17, at 1:30 PM at the Studio Cinema.
“Magic Friday” on Nov. 16 at the Studio Cinema features the New England premiere of the Dutch film The Magicians at 4:45 PM, about a boy obsessed by magic who discovers the difference between what’s real and what’s not and Make Believe by J. Clay Tweel, a documentary about the World Teen Magic Competition. Both films feature a live magic show by Bill Cook, a teen magician from Chicago featured in MakeBelieve. Moozy’s of Belmont will also provide complimentary ice cream treats at both screenings.
For the full schedule, including film descriptions and ticket prices, or to purchase tickets visit www.belmontworldfilm.org. For more information call 617-484-3980. Hide
Opening night at Belmont World Film's Family Film Festival features THE MAGIC PIANO, THE CHOPIN SHORTS, and a live performance by Leonard Solomon and His Bellowphone (repeats 11/17, 12 PM at the Studio Cinema, Belmont).