Friday, October 8, 2021

UPCOMING: KIDS: Online Talk in conjunction with the Visiting Exhibit from Finland "Moomin Animations: Thrills + Cuddles" at the National Children's Museum on SAT, Oct 16th from 10:30am - 11:00am EDT

Kids Event Online The Animation Behind Moominvalley 
Saturday, October 16 
10:30am - 11:00am EDT
Free to attend online event, RSVP here
Recommended for ages 6+
Attend virtually (or in person at the National Children's Museum, museum admission applies)

Moomins, the beloved fairytale creatures living in Moominvalley and created by Finnish author Tove Jansson, are the subject of a visiting exhibition at National Children’s Museum, which you can learn more about here. The exhibition, on loan from September 3, 2021 – January 9, 2022 from the world’s only Moomin Museum located in Tampere, Finland, showcases the universal values of the Moomins, such as equality, inclusion and respect for nature. The exhibition is brought to the United States by the Embassy of Finland in Washington D.C. 

Pictured: Jay Grace. Photo credit: Vertti Luoma
On Saturday morning, October 16th, join Moominvalley director, Jay Grace, to hear all about how the award-winning Moominvalley TV series (2019) came to life! You will experience Moominvalley’s creative process behind-the-scenes. You start by following the path of production with a script excerpt through various stages from character sketches to 3D props. You’ll conclude the journey with a glimpse of what the final Moominvalley animation feels and looks like! See how the stories transformed from text to a gorgeous animation and learn a few tricks on how to draw a Moomin by yourself. Sign up for the virtual event!

Jay Grace is an award-winning Director and Animator with over 25 years’ experience in the animation industry. He's known predominantly for his work with the Oscar®-winning animation studio Aardman. His notable credits include films Chicken Run and Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit and over 20 episodes of the highly successful TV series Shaun the Sheep, which earned him a BAFTA in 2014.

Register to attend for this event online here!

Save the dates! Additional events in conjunction with the exhibit: 

Saturday, November 20
The Music of Moominvalley

Saturday, December 11
Christmas with the Moomins

FYI If you ever get to Finland there is a Moomim Museum there! 

Note: In person tickets are $15.95. While the National Children's Museum welcomes Moomin fans of all ages, adults (age 18+) and teens (13-17) are to be accompanied by a child (age 0-12) to enter the Museum. To visit Moomin Animations - Thrills + Cuddles without a child (age 0-12), please email  ticketing(a) to inquire about adult-and-teen-only tickets at select times

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

UPCOMING: FILM FESTIVAL ONLINE: Double Exposure Film Festival is online this year! Reserve your free tickets for short documentaries now, films will be available from WED, Oct 13 - SUN, Oct 17 Feature Films, normally $12 are just $10 with special promo code

Double Exposure Film Festival is online this year!
Wednesday, October 13th - Sunday, October 17th
lots of Free Short Documentaries, listed below, for Feature Films, use the promo code FREEINDC to take $2 each ticket! Using that promocode, tickets will be $10 instead of $12, once started, you have 48 hour access to each film 

Lots of wonderful short documentaries that you can watch for Free!
  • Águilas/Eagles directed by Kristy Guevara Flanagan; 
  • The Box - directed by James Burns and Shal Ngo
  • Day of Rage - directed by Malachy Browne and David Botti
  • Dial Home - directed by Cesar Martinez Barba
  • Do Not Circulate - directed by Tiffany Sia
  • Elena - directed by Michèle Stephenson
  • The Facility - directed by Seth Freed Wessler
  • Nonstop - directed by Zac Manuel and Marta Rodriguez Maleck
  • Red Taxi - directed by Anonymous
  • The Rifleman - directed by Sierra Pettengill
  • RIP Seni - directed by Daisy Ifama 
  • Since You Arrived My Heart Stopped Belonging to Me - directed by Erin Semine Kökdil 
  • The Vet Van -  directed by Sarah Jenks and Elizabeth Mulvey
  • The Won't Call It Murder - directed by Melissa Gira Grant and Ingrid Raphael
  • To Be Reconciled - directed by James Jones Christenson
  • Unrelinquished -  directed by Amina Waheed
  • What You'll Remember - directed by Erika Cohn
Feature films that you will need to buy tickets for $10 with the promo code include:
  • 212 Un-Redacted
  • Accepted
  • All These Sons
  • Attica
  • Courtroom 3H
  • The First Wave
  • Luchadoras
  • The Rescue
  • Storm Lake
  • The Slow Hustle
  • United States vs. Reality Winner
  • Writing with Fire
  • Burning 
  • Flee
Virtual Film Festival passes are also available for $75 and give you access to all of the films and conversations with the filmmakers and subjects for select films. 

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