"Mune: Garden of the Moon" is one of several family films being offered as part of this year's SLIFF.
The annual Whitaker Saint Louis International Film Festival returns Nov. 2-12 with an extensive lineup of international films, documentaries, indies and shorts celebrating the best cinema in the world, including several screenings for children.
Films geared to families at this year’s festival include “Fanny’s Journey,” “Mune: Guardian of the Moon,” “Jasper Jones,” “Napping Princess” and SLIFF/Kids Family Shorts.
From the producers of “The Little Prince,” “Mune: Garden of the Moon” is an animated film featuring the voices of Patton Oswalt, Rob Lowe, Christian Slater and Ed Helms. “Mune” tells the story of a small, frightened creature who must save the sun and restore order to the world. “Mune: Garden of the Moon” will be shown at the Missouri History Museum Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. Admission is free.
Set in 1943, “Fanny’s Journey” tells the story of a 13-year-old French girl and her younger sisters in Italy as they must journey across the Swiss border for freedom from the Nazis. “Fanny’s Journey” will be show at Plaza Frontenac Cinema Nov. 8 at 4:15 p.m. and Nov. 12 at 12:30 p.m. Tickets are $13.
Based on a best-selling novel, “Jasper Jones” is set in a small town in Western Australia in 1969 and follows two young boys as they try to unravel a mystery buried deep within their community; the story echoes themes from “To Kill A Mockingbird” and the works of Mark Twain. “Jasper Jones” will be shown at the Tivoli Theatre Nov. 7 at 8:15 p.m. Tickets are $13.
“Napping Princess,” an animated feature, is set in Tokyo in 2020 and follows Kokone, a young student, as she ventures into a dream world to clear her father’s name. The sci-fi fantasy explores the evolving technology of today’s world with the imagination of the coming generation. “Napping Princess” will be show at the Missouri History Museum Nov. 12 at 11 a.m. Admission is free.
This year’s festival will also feature SLIFF/Kids Family Shorts 1 and 2 at Plaza Frontenac Cinema. SLIFF/Kids Family Shorts 1 will be offered at noon Nov. 4 and is geared to children ages 4-8; SLIFF/Kids Family Shorts 2 will be offered at noon Nov. 11 and is geared to kids ages 8-12. Tickets to each screening are $13.