Coastline Children’s Film Festival At The Box

Window Horses is a feature-length animated film about a young Canadian poet who embarks on a whirlwind voyage of discovery – of herself, her family, love, history, and the nature of poetry. Directed by award-winning filmmaker Ann Marie Fleming, and featuring the voices of Sandra Oh, Don McKellar, Nancy Kuan, and Shohreh Aghdashloo, the film is filled with poems and histories created by a variety of artists and animators, who set out to blend a vast myriad of cultures, philosophies, arts, and time frames. Join us for a family night on Thursday, July 20, 2017 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm, at the Box Factory for the Arts in St. Joseph, MI.

Window Horses

Animated | Ann Marie Fleming | Canada | 2016 | 89 minutes | Ages 9+

Rosie Ming wants to live the life of a Parisian poet. Instead, this child of a Chinese mother and Iranian father must live in Canada with her over-protective grandparents. When she receives an invitation to a poetry festival, Rosie is overjoyed until she learns that it’s in Iran and not Paris. Culture shock upon arrival gives way to fascination as she discovers the area’s rich artistry and storytelling. New friends help Rosie uncover her connection to Iran, her inspiration, and her own artistic voice. Anne Marie Fleming adapted her own graphic novel to create a testament to the value of identity and the power of art to bridge languages, cultures and generations.

Coastline Children’s Film Festival

The mission of the Coastline Children’s Film Festival is to bring quality, independent films and animation for children and young adults to Berrien County and present them on the big screen as shared theatrical experiences for families and the community. CCFF’s anchor event is a 10-day, annual film festival presented, in March, at locations throughout southwest Michigan and northwest Indiana.

In addition, CCFF sees educational opportunities as central to its mission so, alongside the screening of features, shorts and documentaries, festival participants have the opportunity to learn about the history of the medium, as well as the craft of filmmaking, through hands-on workshops and filmmaker presentations.