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Films and videotapes from more than 25 countries will be screened at Facets Multimedia Center, 1517 W. Fullerton, Friday, October 18, through Sunday, October 20. Single tickets are $5 for aduIts, $3 for children and Facets members; a pass good for four films is $15 for adults, $10 for children. For more information call 281-9075.


EMMA'S SHADOW Soeren Kragh-Jacobsen's Danish feature, a prizewinner at the Cannes film festival, about a lonely 11-year-old girl from an aristocratic family during the 30s who masterminds her own kidnapping and befriends an ex-prisoner. To be shown with Jeffrey Mueller's U.S. short Coyote Mountain. (5:00)


SHORTS FOR YOUNGER Live-action and animated shorts from England, Canada, Switzerland, India, and the U.S. (10:00 am)

ANIMATION WORKSHOP Animated shorts from Czechoslovakia, the U.S., and Canada. (Noon)

SEX EDUCATION PROGRAM Two videos: So That's How, an animated short from Denmark by Liller Moller, and Ruud Schuitemaker's Dutch live-action short, Hot Stuff, which discusses sexuality and AIDS. A discussion with guest speakers will be part of the program. (Noon)

REACH FOR THE SKY Boston's Canadian feature, shot on location at a Romanian training school, focuses on a ten-year-old girl training for the junior Olympics. To be shown with Jill Haras's Canadian animated short Bicycle Ladies (2:00)

MOONHUNTER A German feature by Jens-Peter Behrend about the adventures of a girl and her grandfather in Brazil, where they travel through the jungle with an Indian boy in search of her father's plane that has crashed. On the same program, Ayoka Chenzira's U.S. short, Hairpiece. To be shown on video. (2:00)

TILL FIRST BLOOD The U.S. premiere of a Soviet feature by Vladimir Fokin, a pacifist film about children playing war games. To be shown with Tomas Skrdlant's Czech animated short Computed Games. A special presentation by John Randolph, actor and chair of the National Council for American-Soviet Friendship, will also be part of this program. (4:00)

THE GIFT A boy in a Welsh family is able to foresee the future in this British feature by Marc Evans and Red Saunders. On the same program, Theresa Jackson's animated short Sonny's Song. To be shown on video. (4:00)


MUSICAL MOVIES Shorts from England, Denmark, the U.S., and Czechoslovakia. (10:00 am)

THE GARDEN Will Dixon's Canadian live-action feature, about a friendship between an old man and his young neighbor; Maya Kringel's German animated short First Love; and Sandy Cohen's U.S. animated Rarg. To be shown on video. (10:00 am)

THE FOOL OF THE WORLD AND THE FLYING SHIP Francis Vose directed this English animated feature about brothers vying for the hand of a princess in a contest to build a flying ship. To be shown with Johan Hagelback's Swedish animated The Last Mammoth and Luis Avalos's U.S. live-action Always Roses. (Noon)

SAVE THE PLANET SCREENING Ecological shorts-animated and live-action--from Croatia, England, Canada, and the U.S. To be shown on video. (Noon)

THE MIRACLE Leopold Huber's German feature concerns a little boy who stops talking after his grandmother dies, lives in the world of his own imagination, and befriends a vagabond. On the same program, Milan Cheylov's Canadian short He Ain't Heavy. (2:00)

FRIDA A video program consisting of Berit Nesheim's 40-minute Norwegian Frida, a story about an 11-year-old girl who considers becoming a nun; Sandy Cohen's animated adaptation of Mordicai Gerstein's Beauty and the Beast, narrated by Mia Farrow; and Min Young-Mun's Korean animated The Farmer and the Mud Snail. (2:00)

BEST OF THE FESTIVAL Selections of the festival's best films and videos, to be shown in two programs simultaneously in the two screening spaces. (4:00)


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