Growing Up

PUBLIC SHOWING at Sunday Fun Day on April 14!



The trials and tribulations of growing up can be both exciting and excruciating, and we sometimes age at an unexpected pace when life hits with a surprise.

Themes: coming of age, family, seasons changing, responsibility, animation, grief, lessons learned, emotional intelligence
Length: 60 minutes

Recommended for grades 5-7
Note that the following films features non-English dialogue with subtitles: Yuck!, Harvey

Advisory: Return to Hairy Hill and Harvey deal with the loss of a parent

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Couples kissing on the mouth are gross. And the worst is, you can’t miss them: when people are about to kiss, their lips become all pink and shiny. Yuck!

Childhood ends abruptly when Ethel’s mother unexpectedly turns into a bird and flies away, leaving her alone to care for an isolated homestead and her younger siblings. As a merciless winter descends upon them, Ethel must decide whether to resign herself to fate or seek something more.

Told through the eyes of a younger brother with an overflowing imagination, Harvey is a poetic, luminous look at bereavement and coping with the loss of a parent.

Nakwaxda'xw elder Colleen Hemphill shares the story of her life as a young carefree girl, growing up on a float house. The stunning stop-motion animation captures the lull of summer magic and family care.


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