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Belmont's Annual Family Film Festival Finishes Monday

Belmont World Film's 11th year of presenting films the entire family can enjoy.

Belmont World Film's 11th annual Family Film Festival closes today, Monday, Jan. 20 with a group of great films.

A selection of animated best loved children’s books from Weston Woods Studios including a group of films honoring the work and message of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Monday, Jan. 20).

Other special programs today include:

It’s Easy Being Green: Animated Shorts about Animals and the Environment, shorts program co-presented by “E” Inc.’s Environmental Film Festival. The highlight of the program is Lost and Found from the UK, winner of more than 40 international awards. It tells the story of a little boy who finds a penguin on the doorstep of his house one morning. Although at first he is unsure about what to do, the boy becomes determined to help the penguin find his way back home, even if that means rowing a small boat all the way to the South Pole (Monday, Jan. 20, Noon; age 4 and up).

Focus on Quebec: Animated Shorts from the National Film Board of Canada sponsored by the Quebec Delegation of Boston and featuring a selection of exciting new, as well as classic animated short films from Quebec and other parts of Canada, including the east coast premieres of It's a Dog's Life, an urban fable about a dog on a human scale, and The Fox and the Chickadee, a clever battle of wits between two wild animals told in the style of Aesop’s fables (Monday, Jan. 20, 1:30 p.m.; age 4 and up).

Festival sponsors include the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the International School of Boston, Belmont Day School, the Quebec Delegation of Boston and Cambridge Reprographics.

Individual tickets are $5 for shorts programs and $8 for feature length films. 

For full film descriptions and additional information, visit www.belmontworldfilm.org or call 617-484-3980.

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