The Northampton Arts Council works to support and nurture the arts in the city of Northampton. The Council awards grants twice each year to artists and arts groups from both state and locally-raised funds, and seeks to improve public awareness of the arts. Its' goals include maintaining and preserving the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Northampton, programming such annual events of interest to the community as First Night Northampton and Transperformance.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

KidsBestFest 2014 Day #4: Maidentrip

KidsBestFest 2014 Day#4
Thursday, February 20th at 1pm

Feature film starts after the YouthFilm shorts---please check this schedule to get exact times.

Tickets $3 Available at the door
Maidentrip a film by Jillian Schlesinger (USA, Ages 10+)
14-year-old Laura Dekker sets out—camera in hand—on a two-year voyage in pursuit of her dream to be the youngest person ever to sail around the world alone. In the wake of a year-long battle with Dutch authorities that sparked a global storm of media scrutiny, Laura now finds herself far from land, family and unwanted attention, exploring the world in search of freedom, adventure, and distant dreams of her early youth at sea. Jillian Schlesinger's debut feature amplifies Laura's brave, defiant voice through a mix of Laura's own video and voice recordings at sea and intimate vérité footage from locations including the Galapagos Islands, French Polynesia, Australia, and South Africa.

Winner Audience Award Canadian Film Festival 2013, Winner Audience Award Visions SXSW Film Festival 2013, Festival Directors Award Winner Mountain Film in Telluride 2013.  
Run Time - 82 minutes, Language - English, Dutch w. English Subtitles, Format - BluRay, Year - 2013, Genre - Documentary

YouthFilm 2014 selections will start at 1 PM (YouthFilm schedule link here)

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