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NY International Children’s Film Festival, Mary Shelley and Dark Money

October 21 @ 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM

“Devoted to the kind of fare that may be found at the Academy Awards but not at the local multiplex.
It gives young audiences more to digest than popcorn.”
– New York Times

The NY International Children’s Film Festival is a wonderful collection of short films from around the world for the young and the young-at-heart. It is coming to the Buskirk-Chumley Theater on Sunday, October 21st.

There are two programs, one for children ages 3-7 (2pm) and another for ages 8-80 (at 3:15). One ticket admits you into both programs.

This year’s Festival includes short films from France, Germany, Japan, Sweden, Denmark, the Netherlands, the UK, Australia, Russia, Canada, and the Czech Republic. You and your kids can travel around the world at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater on Sunday. There are no walls at the borders.

The Children’s Film Festival is presented in part by Ferguson Law, Goods for Cooks, and Richard Malone, M.D.


After the Children’s Film Festival, at 5:15, we are hosting a screening of are MARY SHELLEY. She will forever be remembered as the writer who gave the world Frankenstein. But the real life story of Mary Shelley—and the creation of her immortal monster—is nearly as fantastical as her fiction. “The acknowledgment of Mary Shelley seems long overdue.” – The NY Times 

Mary Shelley is presented in part by the Lilly Library


DARK MONEY will be shown at 8pm.  A non-fiction political thriller, DARK MONEY examines one of the greatest threats to American democracy: the influence of untraceable corporate money on our elections. The film takes viewers to Montana—a frontline in the fight to preserve fair elections nationwide—to follow an intrepid local journalist working to expose the real-life impacts of the US Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision. DARK MONEY uncovers the shocking and vital truth of how American elections are bought and sold. Everyone should see this film before Election Day. Dark Money is a smart, scary political documentary that feels like a thriller – Entertainment Weekly

Dark Money is sponsored in part by the Bloomington-Monroe chapter of the  League of Women Voters and Reverse Citizens United 

Tickets for individual films ($10 in Adv) and All Day Passes ($20 in Adv) are on sale now at the BCT Box Office. Youth tickets (18 and under) for the Children’s Film Festival are $5 in advance and include admission to both programs.

Purchase Tickets Here.

Read short descriptions of the Children’s Festival films in Program 1 (ages 3-7) here

Read short descriptions of the Children’s Festival films in Program 2 (ages 8-80) here



October 21
2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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