SCHOOL AGE FILMS
USA | 2011 | 103min
STC | Directed by James Bobin
Wednesdays, August 5, 2020 | 1:30 PM
On vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world’s biggest Muppet fan, and his friends Gary and Mary from Smalltown, USA, discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman to raze the Muppet Theater and drill for the oil recently discovered beneath the Muppets’ former stomping grounds. To stage The Greatest Muppet Telethon Ever and raise the $10 million needed to save the theater, Walter, Mary and Gary help Kermit reunite the Muppets, who have all gone their separate ways.
Available in the RPL collection
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New Zealand / Germany | 2002 | 105min
Directed by Niki Caro
Wednesdays, August 12, 2020 | 1:30 PM
The Whangara people believe their ancestor Paikea was saved from drowning by riding home on the back of a whale. The tribal group has since granted leadership positions to the first-born males, believing them to be descendants of Paikea. But then a young mother dies in childbirth along with her newborn male son. His twin sister survives and the little girl, Pai, is brought up by her grandparents. Learning the skills of chiefdom from her uncle, Pai shows that she possess a natural leadership ability.
Hothouse Animation Apprenticeship
Wednesdays, August 19, 2020 | 1:30 PM
Hilarious, surprising and entertaining. Enjoy the best films made by emerging Canadian animation filmmakers and discover the latest shorts from our 12th edition by Indigenous creators.
Available on NFB Website: https://www-nfb-ca.ezproxy.reginalibrary.ca/channels/hothouse_en/
SCHOOL AGED FILMS
…And This is My Garden
Canada | 2010 | 58 min
Directed by Katharina Stieffenhofer
Wednesdays, August 26, 2020 | 1:30 PM
…And This is My Garden explores a sustainable school gardening program that is breaking new ground in education and literally growing a healthier community in the process. This inspirational documentary, set in Wabowden, northern Canada, follows the teacher and her students through a season of this award-winning community food security project.
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