http://www.woodsholefilmfestival.org Redfield Auditorium
53 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
$14 adults; $10 students & military
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Kids Day isn’t just for kids this year! The 10th annual Woods Hole Film Festival event, which takes place Sunday, July 30, at 5:00 PM, includes two feature documentaries about two very different subjects with universal appeal. Whether your interests lean toward Mars or musicals, you’ll be hard-pressed to decide between THE MARS GENERATION (Redfield Auditorium) by New Hampshire native Michael Barnett, about several aspiring teenagers, representing the next generation of aerospace engineers, astrophysicists, and rocket scientists, who imagine what it would take to reach the red planet while attending NASA's Huntsville, Alabama Space Camp, and Filmmaker-in-Residence Josh Seftel’s 2013 documentary ANNIE: IT'S THE HARD-KNOCK LIFE, FROM SCRIPT TO STAGE, (Falmouth Academy) which follows the creation of a single production number (the eponymous "It’s a Hard-Knock Life") in the Broadway revival of Annie that starred Oscar winner Quvenzhané Wallis (BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD).
Either film guarantees a unique experience that children will remember for years to come. Case in point: NASA Astronaut and Needham native Sunita Williams will lead a discussion after The Mars Generation, in which she makes an appearance, and Filmmaker-in-Residence Josh Seftel will answer questions after a screening of his film.
Both films are recommended for children age 8 and up, although discretion is advised for THE MARS GENERATION, which includes discussion of mature topics and includes footage of the explosions of the Space Shuttles Columbia and Challenger.