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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Coming Up: I am Eleven

I AM ELEVEN opens on September 26 in the Bay Area, at the AMC Metreon in San Francisco, the New Parkway Theater (Oakland) and the Rafael Film Center in San Rafael.

I have not seen the movie, but it looks fabulous, including for kids. It's a movie featuring 11 year olds from around the world. You can see the trailer here. And read an interview with director Genevieve Bailey on Marinhood.

The movie runs 94 minutes in English (and multiple languages with English subtitles). Australian filmmaker Genevieve Bailey travelled the world for six years talking with 11-year-olds to create an insightful, funny and moving portrait of childhood. She explores the lives and thoughts of kids around the world, including one from an orphanage in India to a single-parent household in inner-city Melbourne, to bathing with elephants in Thailand.

From the press release: "It weaves together deeply personal and at times hilarious portraits of what it means to stand on the cusp between childhood and adolescence, that fleeting moment when childish naiveté has faded, yet teenaged self-consciousness has not yet taken hold. These young minds, still unguarded and remarkably honest, offer a powerful insight into the future of our world."

The film was awarded Best Documentary by the Australian Inside Film Awards numerous awards at other film festivals. Director Genevieve Bailey Genevieve was recently named as one of Australia’s ‘Top Film and TV of directors of 2012′ in the Encore and Mumbrella Annual.

You can see the I am Eleven:
AMC Metreon 16 - San Francisco
Friday, September 26 - 7 p.m. opening night meet the filmmaker Q&A
check the schedule on the link above for additional show times

Smith Rafael Film Center - San Rafael
Sunday, September 28 - 4:30 session with a special guest
check the schedule on the link above for additional show times

The New Parkway Theater - Oakland
Saturday, September 27 - 2:15
check the schedule on the link above for additional show times

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