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Chicago International Children's Film Festival 

The Chicago International Children's Film Festival, now in its 13th year, continues from Friday through Sunday, October 11 through 13, at Facets Multimedia Center, 1517 W. Fullerton. Tickets are $4 for children and adults, but various discounts are available to those who buy four or more tickets, including an unlimited pass for a family of four that can be bought for $100. For more information call 281-9075.


Do the Right Thing

Short films from Canada, Sweden, Norway, and the U.S. (9:45 am)

Movin' and Groovin'

Videos about kids "at work and play." (9:45 am)

Without Song

A murder mystery from India about school kids. (11:30 am)

Imagine It, Create It, Just Do It

Videos about music, art, and "making the right choices." (11:30 am)

Feel the Wind and Wish for the Moon

A film from the U.S. about a girl with a guardian angel and a film from Canada about battling cancer. (3:30)


All Aboard the Storyland Express

Short films from the U.S., New Zealand, and England. (10:00 am)

Musical Monkeys and Brainy Buffaloes

Short videos made and/or set in Asia. (10:00 am)

Coping With Grown-ups and Other Improbabilities

Videos from the U.S. and England. (Noon)

A Grand Day Out

Four short films by English filmmaker Nick Park. (2:00)

Christmas in October

Videos from Belgium, Romania, and the UK. (2:00)

Harriet the Spy

Michelle Trachtenberg stars as the title heroine of this movie based on Louise Fitzhugh's popular children's book, adapted by Greg Taylor and Julie Talen, scripted by Douglas Petrie and Theresa Rebeck, and directed by Bronwen Hughes; with Rosie O'Donnell. (4:00)

A Planet . . . All Our Own

Short videos from Slovenia, Syria, Canada, and the U.S. (4:00)


Climbing Jewel Mountain

International folktales on film from the U.S., Vietnam, Norway, and Iran. (10:00 am)

Long Live the Queen

A Dutch fantasy feature involving a little girl and chess. (Noon)

Ghosts, Goblins, and the Bungalunga Man

Video shorts from Australia, Chile, Croatia, England, Scotland, the Phillipines, and the U.S. (Noon)

Watch Me Fly

A Danish feature about two girls competing in a pigeon race, showing with a Swedish short film. (2:00)

Pepolino and the Lost Treasure

An animated pirate adventure from Germany, to be shown on video. (2:00)

The Best of the Fest

An awards presentation, followed by a screening of the prize winners. (4:00)

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