FACETS 37th Annual Chicago International Children's Film Festival

LIFE CYCLES (Shorts Program)

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We’re always going through some changes or helping others make a change in their life cycle.

The characters in this collection of shorts are either going through changes or helping others make a life cycle transition. In one short, when John discovers a family photo album, the images guide his imagination, transforming his grandpa's memories into interpretive drawings and reinvigorating their relationship. In another short, a talented girl grieves the loss of her mother. Talia is a budding gardener, but she's restricted from leaving the house. With the help of a kind neighbor, can she finally let her let her passion flourish?

Shorts Program Duration: 68 minutes

Themes: Cycle of life, coping and behavioral self-care activities, manage expectations, developing support systems; helping elderly companions with managing daily life on an Alzheimer journey.

Language: This program is presented in English, Nonverbal and Spanish with English subtitles

Content Advisory: This program contains Mature Themes.

Geoblocking Notice: This program is only available in the Chicagoland area.

CHIPS (Short Film)

Synopsis: When a grieving girl accidentally "feeds" her departed loved one's ashes to her pet goldfish, it begins to talk.

Program Type: Public Program - Groups of 12+ tickets CLICK HERE for Group Reservation Form

Geoblocking Notice: This film is only available in the Chicagoland area.

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  • Director
    Karen Kelly
  • Producer
    Daisy Costello