Chicago International Children's Film Festival

All-ages, all day, all French!

Saturday, October 24, 2015
9:30 am
54 W. Chicago Avenue
$6 children / $9 adults - $21 Adult all-day / $12 Children all-day

With English subtitles

Award-winning animations, feature films, French directors, croissants and live music with a chansonnier… Don’t miss the new edition of the CICFF at the Alliance!

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With Live Performance by EDOUARD LANDRY in between screenings. A French-speaking chansonnier from Ontario, Edouard combines folk, rock and pop to create catchy melodies with charming arrangements. He released his first full-length album “Pomme Plastique” in March, 2015 and is currently preparing his second album, slated for release in April.


9:30 a.m. /Age 8 and under (animation, 64 min.)
Selection of six short animated movies

Joli voyage and a selection of short animated films, some non-verbal/sans dialogue, some with English subtitles, all easy for the little ones to take in and the grown-up to enjoy...


11:00 a.m. /Age 10 and + (2014, live action, 90 min.)
Le gang des hors-la-loi/ The Outlaw League

Introduction and Q&A with Quebec Director Jean Beaudry

 When an old town baseball field is shut down, a small group of kids works tirelessly to reopen it and reclaim their right to play. At the same time, Nicolas, the ringleader of the group, struggles with his grandfather’s illness and the loss of his father. Can the ragtag team come together and clean up the ball field, overcoming the objections of the local mayor? When Nicolas is the mastermind, anything can happen!

This program is made possible thanks to the Quebec Government Office in Chicago. 


1:00 p.m./ Age 12 + (2015, animation, 82 min.)

Just added! Introduction by French Director Simon Rouby 

In this vibrantly animated odyssey, a young boy ventures outside the forbidden cliff walls of his secluded West African village in 1916 in search of his older brother. He will journey across land and sea and, eventually, find himself struggling to survive in war-torn Europe.

Composed of a striking blend of 2D backdrops, with sculpted, laser-scanned characters, Adama is a stirring tale of adventure and courage for the whole family. 



For reservation information call: (312) 337-1070
Please note that registrations for cultural programs are non-refundable.

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