FACETS 37th Annual Chicago International Children's Film Festival

PASSING THE TORCH (Shorts Program)

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Learn the importance of passing on traditions and the power of a creative outlet.

Carrying on traditions from one generation to another is especially rewarding for characters in these shorts. In one film, can two world-class singers find a way for the new generation to not only learn from each other, but share the spotlight. In another short, a grandfather rekindles a relationship with his granddaughter through their mutual talent for painting. In the last short, Gabriel clearly has gift for singing. How can he find an outlet for his voice despite the obstacles in his way?

Shorts Program Duration: 80 minutes

Themes: Carrying on tradition for the next generation, passing on knowledge to talented young artist.

Language: This program is presented in English, Dutch, French, and Norwegian with English subtitles.

Content Advisory: This program contains Mature Themes.

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

MAKE IT SOUL (Short Film)

Synopsis: On Chicago's South Side, during the winter of 1965, The Regal Theater hosts two monuments of Soul music, James Brown and Solomon Burke. Backstage, everyone's under pressure. But in 1960s America, both men know their music has unexpected powers.

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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    Jean-Charles Mbotti Malolo