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Real to Reel Insider: Family-friendly films

July 18, 2013

YellowBrix

July 18--It's the last week before the Real to Reel International Film Festival and this is my final column before the big preview on Sunday. For your inside look at films in the festival this week, I decided to tell you about the most family-friendly films. These films are funny, touching, or simply interesting. They're also all shorts -- a great length for a child's short attention span.

Keep in mind though, all films in the festival aren't family-friendly, so be sure to check the website at www.ccartscouncil.org/realtoreel / and click on the link to the film selections. There you'll find a short synopsis for each film and a schedule for when they're playing.

I hope you've all enjoyed reading about the films this year, and I hope to see you at the festival next week. Look for a preview this Sunday featuring more films and a schedule for when they'll be shown.

Reach Molly Phipps at 704-669-3339, at mphipps@shelbystar.com or on Twitter @ MollyAPhipps .

An Extraordinary Day

6 minute short

When young Oscar's friend tells him people only smile because they have money, Oscar sets out to find people smiling for better reasons. He finds a camera someone has left behind in the city and goes throughout his neighborhood, taking pictures of smiling children and families enjoying life with each other. By the end, he has captured images of true happiness, so he returns the camera to its owner.

Ditching School to Whistle

14 minute documentary

Each year, Louisburg, N.C., hosts the International Whistling Competition. In this short film, filmmaker Ien Chi decides to ditch school and compete in the event. He and his friend make a documentary about the people they meet and the impressive whistlers at the competition. It's a fun film to watch and it's fascinating how much whistling can mean to someone.

Wings

10 minute short

When two young boys lose their father, they seek to find him again through the inventions he left behind. Elliot and Luke's dad was an inventor whose last invention was a pair of wings, built for a human. The boys finish the wings, but their fellow schoolchildren laugh at them, not believing they will actually work. But Elliot and Luke believe they will. And sometimes, faith is all it takes.

About the Real to Reel International Film Festival

Dates: 7 p.m., July 24-26; 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., July 27

Location: Joy Performance Center, 202 S. Railroad Ave., Kings Mountain

Tickets: $8 per day in advance; $10 at the door; Festival Pass, $30 in advance, $35 at the door

Information: Call the Cleveland County Arts Council at 704-484-2787 or visit their website at www.ccartscouncil.org/realtoreel/

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