Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Kids' film festival at Gala Theatre starting May 5

If you have kids or want to check out some good movies, take a look!

GALita Children’s Theatre


Washington, D.C. – GALita, a program of GALA Hispanic Theatre, is proud to present its 4th Children's Film Festival at GALA Theatre, located at 3333 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20010, just one block from the Columbia Heights Metro Station (Green & Yellow lines). Parking is available at a discounted rate in the Giant Food garage on Park Road, NW (validation at the theater). 

The festival presents classic children’s films from Argentina, Mexico, and El Salvador that capture the imagination of children and parents alike. The films are fun, educational and stimulate children to think creatively. The films are in Spanish.  The films from Mexico and Argentina feature English subtitles. 

The film festival will be presented on Saturdays, May 5 at 3 pm, May 19 at 1 pm and 3 pm, and May 26 at 3 pm. The duration of each film varies between 50 and 90 minutes, and the content is suitable for the whole family. This festival is presented with the cooperation of the Ibero-American Cultural Attachés Association of Washington, DC.
Festival Schedule

Saturday, May 5 at 3 pm
In Spanish with English subtitles
Gaturro, a sensitive and loving house cat, dreams of becoming a superhero or gallant to win the heart of his beloved Agatha. But with the help of his neighborhood friends he becomes a television celebrity, which causes him to lose sight of his bearing and the love of Agatha.   
Origin: Argentina       Year: 2010     Genre: Animation      Length: 80 minutes   

Saturday, May 19 at 1 pm
In Spanish without subtitles
The childhood stories of Salurrué (Salvador Salazar Arrue Ephraim) come to life on the big screen. Full of surprises, the characters amaze, entertain, and make us reflect on life.

Origin: El Salvador       Year: 2009    Genre: Animation    Length:  57 minutes
Saturday, May 19 at 3 pm
In Spanish with English subtitles

This film is based on a children’s song by María Elena Walsh, and was released again in 2005 in Argentina. Manuelita, the main character, is as famous in Argentina as Winnie the Pooh is in the United States.

Origin: Argentina       Year: 1999     Genre: Animation      Length: 86 minutes 
Saturday, May 26 at 3 pm
LA REVOLUCIÓN DE JUAN ESCOPETAIn Spanish with English subtitles

After an unexpected event, Gapo, an11 year old boy from a small mining town in Guanajuato, sets out to find his brother “El Damián”, a hero of the Mexican Revolution. But he won’t be traveling alone. Juan Escopeta, a gunman on a historical mission, will be his companion on the journey.

Origin: México                       Year: 2010     Genre: Animation      Length: 90 minutes
GALita produces children’s theater in both Spanish and English that inspires a sense of joy, discovery, pride and identity in the community’s youngest children. Accessible to both Spanish and English speaking children, GALita’s productions spark their curiosity and tolerance for cultures other than their own.

Admission is $8 per child and $10 per adult. Children under 2 are free. For more information, call 202-234-7174 Monday through Friday between 9:30 am and 6:00 pm. No reservations are necessary.

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