Short films for kids come to Moab July 12
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World's Best Shorts
In “The Fox and the Chickadee,” a hungry fox and a cunning chickadee are caught in a standoff. Courtesy photos
In “The Fox and the Chickadee,” a hungry fox and a cunning chickadee are caught in a standoff. Courtesy photos
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“The Lemonade Trade,” a short film about two American boys set up rival lemonade stands, will be shown at Star Hall on July 12.
“The Lemonade Trade,” a short film about two American boys set up rival lemonade stands, will be shown at Star Hall on July 12.
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Live-action and animated films for children will be featured this weekend in Moab during a special screening of “World’s Best Shorts” — part of the Utah Film Center’s Tumbleweeds program. The screening, presented in collaboration with the Grand County Public Library, will take place on Saturday, July 12 at 2 p.m. at Moab’s Star Hall, 125 E. Center St.

“World’s Best Shorts” is an 83-minute collection of seven films from around the globe, including productions from Canada, the Czech Republic, Italy, the United Kingdom, Venezuela and the United States. The event includes films that will be presented in English, Italian, Spanish, and Czech with English subtitles.

“This collection of short films is a wonderful introduction to clever, funny, and moving international cinema,” Utah Film Center officials said in a news release.

The collection includes “The Lemonade Trade,” a U.S. film that looks at what happens when two suburban American boys set up rival lemonade stands; “Matilde,” an Italian film about a young girl who is mysteriously collecting tennis balls; “The Fox and the Chickadee,” a Canadian animated fable about a hungry fox and a cunning chickadee caught in a standoff; and “High Noon,” a film from Venezuala that follows the story of a shy boy who must decide whether to fight the class bully at his school or attempt to avoid the confrontation. Other titles include “Estefan,” a U.S. animated film about the “world’s greatest hairdresser;” “Jirka and the white Mice,” a Czech Republic film that tells the story of three mice who are plotting revenge against a cat; and “The Boy and the Bus,” a British film about a boy’s first day at a new school in a remote village.

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