Archive of 2011 EVFF Website:
Films For and About Children and Young Adults
2011 EVFF Films
Martian Child (2007) PG
A science-fiction writer, recently widowed, considers whether to adopt a hyper-imaginative 6-year-old abandoned and socially rejected boy who says he's really from Mars.
Thursday, November 10 at 5 pm in the Doudna Lecture Hall, EIU with an introduction by Robin Murray
Hachi: A Dog’s Tale (2009) G
A drama based on the true story of a college professor's bond with the abandoned dog he takes into his home.
Friday, November 11 at 7 pm in the Tarble Arts Center Atrium, EIU with an introduction by Chuck Koplinski
North (1994) PG
Eleven-year-old North has had it with his parents. They are always busy with their careers and don't give North the attention he needs, so he files a lawsuit against them. The judge rules that North should either find new parents or return to his own parents within two months. Thus North starts off on an hilarious journey around the world to find the parents that really care about him.
Saturday, November 12 at 1:30 pm at the Charleston Public Library with an introduction by Robin Murray
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: the Lightning Thief (2010) PG
A teenager discovers he's the descendant of a Greek god and sets out on an adventure to settle an on-going battle between the gods.
Saturday, November 12 at 7:00 pm in the Tarble Arts Center Atrium with an introduction by Craig Titley