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Never Again is Now – An Inspiring Documentary About the Rise in Anti-SemitismFrom the producers of The Blaze TV's For the Record comes a documentary investigating the troubling rise of anti-Semitism in Europe, a story told through the eyes of a woman who fled to America in 2004 to escape it. Evelyn Markus was raised in Holland by parents who witnessed the growing anti-Jewish violence of the 1940s. Her parents survived the Holocaust when Allied soldiers liberated them in 1945. When Markus saw signs of the same disturbing trends returning to the Netherlands, she left the land her family called home for centuries. Today she confronts the hatred that drove her out, and embraces her life's mission -- to prevent one of history's darkest chapters from repeating. The documentary is now available at The Blaze TV. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Gerry O. comments, “I absolutely love this documentary. Never Again is Now not only tells inspirational stories of the … - read more...
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Monster Trucks - Fun, adventurous, quirky comedy. Perfect for the whole familyHere’s a winner that you can share with the entire family. Monster Trucks is the story of a young boy who is looking for any way to get away from the life and town he was born into. Tripp, a high school senior, builds a Monster Truck from bits and pieces of scrapped cars. After an accident at a nearby oil-drilling site displaces a strange and subterranean creature with a taste and a talent for speed, Tripp may have just found the key to getting out of town and a most unlikely friend. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Morgan B. comments, “This is the fun, adventuresome comedy that is perfect for the whole family. In this stupendous movie, there is a fun story line, quirky characters and terrific graphics.” Imani adds, “It is a very action packed, science filled and exciting. It’s a film that will have younger views hooked from the very beginning. The animation, cast and … - read more...
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Granny Ranny's Coming Attractions
Deadline to submit to KIDS FIRST! February 28We are accepting submissions for KIDS FIRST! Endorsement and Film Festival now through February 28. 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 … - read more...
KIDS FIRST! Radio
Thomas Edison's Secret lab: Twas the Night before Liftoff, Hidden Figures, The Little Prince: Planet of Gargand and My Little Pony: Equestria Girls - Legend of EverfreeListen in as we review the films Thomas Edison's Secret lab: Twas the Night before Liftoff, Hidden Figures, The Little Prince: Planet of Gargand and My Little Pony: Equestria Girls - Legend of Everfree. Hosts Brianna Hope Beaton and Keefer Blakeslee are joined by two of our newest KIDS FIRST! Film Critics, Talia and Rohan. Before you spend your hard earned dollars at the movies, be sure to listen to what our youth reporters have to - read more...
From the Jury
Fences – Lives Up to its Award-winning Status!
Fences is the story about an African-American father struggling with race relations in the United States while trying to raise his family in the 1950s and coming to terms with the events of his life. KIDS FIRST! juror Juanita Seon Leary comments, “Adapted from the stage play by August Wilson (who also writes the screenplay), it lives up to its award- winning status.” See her full review below.
Fences, By Juanita Seon Leary, KIDS FIRST! Adult Juror
I saw Fences as a play with James Earl Jones years ago and was very anxious and looking forward to seeing the filmed version. Adapted from the stage …!--> - read more...
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