Cultural Camaraderie

FANS Bring Kids & Grandkids to Miami International Children’s Film Festival

The Coral Gables Art Cinema and the New York International Children’s Film Festival presented the 4th Annual Miami International Children’s Film Festival December 24-December 29, funded by FAN. Members with their children and grandchildren attended a screening of Amazonia on Thursday, December 29.

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The film takes you deep into the heart of the Amazon in an adventure that grants you intimate access to the world’s greatest rainforest. We first meet Saï, a capuchin monkey born and raised in captivity, when the plane he is travelllng on to his next circus performance crashes in the middle of the forest. Alone and left to fend for himself, the domesticated monkey must learn to adapt to this unfamiliar environment.

To prepare for Amazonia, director Thierry Ragobert (The White Planet) and his team spent two years doing scientific research, working closely with biologists and animal experts to ensure the accuracy and faithfulness of every sequence.

Ragobert’s footage, featuring a cast of forest animals such as jaguars, crocodiles, kinkajous, boas, and forty capuchin monkeys — plus thousands of plant species and millions of insects serving as background extras — renders this beautiful and incredibly dangerous rainforest spellbinding. Winner of the Ambiente WWF Award at the Venice Film Festival (2013). This film is suitable for ages 5+.

After the movie, the FAN group walked to the new ice cream parlor at 76 Miracle Mile…Morelia Gourmet Paletas. Yum!

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Hosts were Hillary Hoffman and Ellen Kempler.
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