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On the Basis of Sex – Well Crafted and Authentic Representation of the Iconic RBG

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a struggling attorney and new mother who faces adversity and numerous obstacles in her fight for equal rights. When Ruth takes on a groundbreaking tax case with her husband, attorney Martin Ginsburg, she knows it could change the direction of her career and the way the courts view gender discrimination. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Ella L. comments, “The characters are well crafted and the aesthetic of the 50s to 70s time period really sets the tone of the movie. It feels real and true, as opposed to the glorified version of the story that some biographical films show. The authenticity and uniqueness of the film really helps it stand out.” See her full review below. On the Basis of SexBy Ella Ladd, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 14 https://youtu.be/PwEZtcZM2yQ Felicity Jones stars as Ruth Bader Ginsburg in Mimi Leder's ON THE … - read more...

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The Upside – Wonderful Remake of the French Classic with Well-Founded Laughs

Philip is a disabled white billionaire, who feels that life is not worth living. To help him in his day to day routine, he hires Del, an African American parolee, trying to reconnect with his estranged wife. What begins as a professional relationship develops into a friendship as Del shows his grouchy charge that life is worth living. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Arjun N. comments, “The Upside is a wonderful, but very contrived remake of the French classic: The Intouchables. The superb main duo makes for a variety of heartfelt and well-found laughs.” See his full review below. The Upside By Arjun Nair, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 17 The Upside is a wonderful, but very contrived remake of the French classic: The Intouchables. The superb main duo makes for a variety of heartfelt and well-found laughs. Anyone looking for a packed “January movie” … - read more...

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Submit to KIDS FIRST! Film Festival Now! It’s like submitting to 50 festivals all at once!
We are accepting submissions for KIDS FIRST! Film Festival. 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 KIDS FIRST! vetted programming for their youth and family programs. Each KIDS FIRST! venue partner offers awards and prizes, and may cover your travel expense to attend. There is a plethora of potential awards awaiting you. Just think, for one entry fee, you have 50 venues considering your film. That makes our application fee dirt cheap! Upcoming deadlines are: November 5, 2018 Regular … - read more...

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Aaron Kopp (Liyana), Aquaman, Welcome to Marwen, On the Basis of Sex and The Snowman 40th Anniversary
Listen in as we interview filmmaker Aaron Kopp, co-director of Liyana, and review the films Aquaman, Welcome to Marwen, On the Basis of Sex and The Snowman 40th Anniversary. Host Sahiba K. is joined by KIDS FIRST! Critics Zoe, Rohan, Ryan and Ella. Before you spend your hard earned dollars at the movies, be sure to listen to what our youth reporters have to say. - read more...

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Green Book: An Unlikely Bi-Racial Friendship In the 60s Deep South
Dr. Don Shirley is a world-class African-American pianist who's about to embark on a concert tour in the Deep South in 1962. In need of a driver and protection, Shirley recruits Tony Lip, a tough-talking bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx. Despite their differences, the two men soon develop an unexpected bond while confronting racism and danger in an era of segregation. KIDS FIRST! Reviewer Kimbirly O. comments, “American History is often not pretty. When it comes to Green Book, it is purely ugly and lovingly told. From the stereotypical Italian-American neighborhood of the Bronx in New York, to the Deep South during the 60s, … - read more...

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