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Film Fest films for parents and children

The Sonoma International Film Festival’s slate of more than 100 films from 22 countries includes children’s offerings that span both weekend days.

Who can resists dogs that do tricks? On Saturday morning at 9:30 a.m. at the Sebastiani Theatre, a children’s program starts with two charming shorts, “Fortissimo” (14 minutes), and the French film, “Le Sauvetage” (6 minutes). The latter film has French subtitles with an English voice-over and features the renowned Olate dogs, who won “America’s Got Talent” in 2012. The dogs will be at the theater and will perform tricks after the film.

After the shorts program, the children from “Everybody Is A Star” will perform their musical act (as seen at the San Francisco Giants stadium and recently at the Oakland Warrior games) under the direction of Nick Olate.

At noon, SIFF will screen the Disney nature film “Wings of Life” that is narrated by Meryl Streep and takes “an intimate and unprecedented look at butterflies, hummingbirds, bees, bats and flowers and is a celebration of life, as a third of the world’s food supply depends on these incredible – and increasingly threatened – creatures.”

The children’s program is free for children and $10 a ticket for parents.


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