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The Promise – Our Revenge Will Be To Survive

Set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire, The Promise follows a love triangle between Michael, a brilliant medical student, the beautiful and sophisticated Ana, and Chris - a renowned American journalist based in Paris. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Samantha M. comments, “It is so exotic because it is based on the Ottoman Empire, which not every kid is entirely aware of. The school subject I dislike most is history, but after seeing this film, my mind is forever changed because I am fascinated about how much goes on in the world.” See her full review below. The Promise By Samantha M., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, Age 17 I am definitely going to watch this film again. It is so exotic because it is based on the Ottoman Empire, which not every kid is entirely aware of. The school subject I dislike most is history, but after seeing this film, my mind is forever … - read more...

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The Fate of the Furious – Fan Pleaser with Ridiculous Action Scenes, Fun Characters, Slick New Cars

Now that Dom and Letty are on their honeymoon and Brian and Mia have retired from the game-and the rest of the crew has been exonerated-the globetrotting team has found a semblance of a normal life. But when a mysterious woman seduces Dom into the world of crime he can't seem to escape and a betrayal of those closest to him, they will face trials that will test them as never before. From the shores of Cuba and the streets of New York City to the icy plains off the arctic Barents Sea, the elite force will crisscross the globe to stop an anarchist from unleashing chaos on the world's stage... and to bring home the man who made them a family. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Benjamin P. comments, “The Fate of the Furious is an enjoyable entry into the Fast and Furious franchise that brings exactly what fans want to see: ridiculous action sequences, fun characters and slick new … - read more...

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Granny Ranny's Coming Attractions

Deadline to submit to KIDS FIRST! April 15
We are accepting submissions for KIDS FIRST! Endorsement and Film Festival now through April 15. A KIDS FIRST! endorsement is recognized by media industry leaders and can open doors for you to get your film into distribution and into the hands of your audience. If you have a great film for kids and families that you wish to get played at venues all across the country, this is your opportunity to submit it. We have more than 50 venue affiliates who use the programming we select for their you and family programs. Each KIDS FIRST! venue partner offers their own awards and prizes. So, there are a plethora of potential awards awaiting you. Just think, for one … - read more...

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Gifted, Floogals, Going in Style and Smurf: The Lost Village
Listen in as we review the films Gifted, Floogals, Going in Style and Smurfs: The Lost Village. Hosts Gerry O. and Mia A. are joined by KIDS FIRST! Reporters Imani, Lizeth, Samantha, and Carla. Before you spend your hard earned dollars at the movies, listen to what our youth reporters have to say. - read more...

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As Women’s History Month 2017 Comes To An End By Brianna Hope Beaton
I believe that all people are important for various reasons. However, since March is Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day was on March 8th, the importance of woman is near and dear to my heart. Instead of focusing on one person or even one group of people, I want to focus on the historical progression of woman’s rights in America. In 1769, women had limited property rights. The colonies declared that women could not own property in their own name or keep any of their own earnings. Years later, in 1848, the first woman’s rights convention was held. Hundreds of activists gathered in New York, to work out a plan to … - read more...

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