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Tall Girl * Coming-Of-Age Story Dealing With Insecurity, Relationships, High School ++

Tall Girl is the 2019 Netflix original comedy about Jodi, the tallest girl in her school, who has never quite felt comfortable in her own statuesque skin. All of that changes when she falls for the handsome (and equally tall) foreign exchange student Stig who, of course, gets Jodi’s quirky, best, male friend Dunkleman and his hippie mom as a host family. As a result, Jodi gets embroiled in a surprising love triangle, which helps her realize she’s far more than her insecurities about her height have led her to believe. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Abigail Zoe L. comments, “Netflix’s new movie Tall Girl is a wonderful coming-of-age story that touched my heart. It is really a perfect teen movie, as it deals with insecurity, friendships, relationships, high school, bullying and finding the confidence to believe in oneself.” See her full review … - read more...

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The Jungle Bunch * A Wacky Animated Film That Will Have You Laughing!

Get ready for the wildest ride of your life! Maurice may look like a penguin – but he's a real tiger inside! Raised by a tigress, he's the clumsiest Kung-Fu master ever. Along with his friends, The Jungle Bunch, he intends to maintain order and justice in the jungle, as his mother did before him. But when Igor, an evil koala, decides to destroy the jungle once and for all with the help of his army of silly baboons, Maurice faces his biggest challenge yet! Your family will go bananas for The Jungle Bunch, a fresh and funny adventure that's full of laughs and memorable characters! KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Will C. comments, “The Jungle Bunch is a wacky animated movie with talking animals that doesn’t make a lot of sense, but still entertains. Based on a popular French kids’ series, this film has lots of action and some laughs. My favorite part of … - read more...

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Granny Ranny's Coming Attractions

KIDS FIRST! Partners with Xerb.tv to Launch Family Streaming Service
KIDS FIRST! and Xerb.tv launched a new, ad-free digital streaming service for high quality children’s programming earlier this spring. The content is curated from filmmakers from all around the world and the bulk of the revenue from the channel will go directly to the filmmakers. The rapidly growing Xerb.tb is providing KIDS FIRST! a platform to deliver a collection of family-friendly content that is inspirational, enriching and motivational. “What the KIDS FIRST! Digital Channel (https://xerb.tv/channel/kidsfirst) offers families is engaging, informative and fun content with pro-social values that both kids and parents love,” … - read more...

KIDS FIRST! Radio

Peter Greenwood (voice of Gumby), Carnaval: Spanish Learning Songs, Uranus Whispers, Improv at Daybreak, Stewy Baby: A Dogumentary
Listen in as we interview voice actor Peter Greenwood, about Adventures of Gumby: The 1980s Series, Volume 2 and review the CD Carnaval: Spanish Learning Songs and new KIDS FIRST! Film Festival titles Uranus Whispers, Improv at Daybreak and Stewy Baby: A Dogumentary. Hosts Gerry O. and Alejandra G. are joined by KIDS FIRST! Critics Ethan, Navah, Jada, Kayenta and Beatrice. Before you spend your hard earned dollars at the movies, be sure to listen to what our youth reporters have to say. - read more...

From the Jury

Film Independent: Future Filmmakers by Gerry Orz, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 17
Clara Siliezar, Lacey Brauer, Vivian Munoz, Caitlyn Phu, Chase Okimura, Riley Thomas Stewart; Images courtesy of Getty Images and Film Independent Recently I attended Film Independent's Future Filmmaker's Program where they screened twelve excellent short films of all genres and styles made by filmmakers in middle school and high school. Film Independent's event showcased the true creativity and expression that exists in kids of all ages and proved most of all that knowing the technicality of filmmaking does not make an excellent film - a vision does.  In modern cinema, we push for VFX, complicated sets and high resolution. Sadly, for youth … - read more...

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