The 2012 Tumbleweeds Film Festival kicks off on March 23 with a special screening of CHIMPANZEE, the new film from Disneynature and the award-winning filmmakers of Earth and closes with a screening of film festival favorite DAVID, a charming film that examines the complexities of life through the eyes of an 11-year old Muslim boy growing up in Brooklyn.
The 2012 Tumbleweeds Film Festival runs March 23-25 and presents films from around the world for children and youth ages 4-14. All screening are held at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center and The City Library, Utah.
OPENING NIGHT FILM
Directors: Alastair Fothergill and Mark Linfield // (USA, 2012 – 90 min)Recommended for all ages.Sumptuously shot in the rain forests of Africa, the new film from Alastair Fothergill and Mark Linfield, the award-winning directors of Earth, CHIMPANZEE tells the true-life story of an adorable young chimp named Oscar. Oscar’s playful curiosity and zest for discovery showcase the intelligence and ingenuity of some of the most extraordinary personalities in the animal kingdom.Special Thanks to Disneynature and Love Communications for supporting Tumbleweeds and making this screening possible.
CLOSING NIGHT FILM
Director: Joel Fendelman // (USA, 2011 – 80 min)Recommended for children 10 and upThis charming film examines the complexities of life through the eyes of an 11-year old Muslim boy growing up in Brooklyn. With a cast largely made up of non-professionals, DAVID is an understated yet powerful film that shows how friendships can transcend the boundaries of religion and culture.Winner, Ecumenical Prize – 2011 Montreal Film Festival; Winner, Audience Award – Brooklyn Film Festival; Official Selection – 2011 Rome International Film Festival, 2011 Palm Springs International Film Festival, 2011 Napa Valley Film Festival