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The NY Int'l Children's Film Festival Presents Three True Stories, 11/6, 11/7, 11/13, 11/14

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The NY International Children's Film Festival presents three unbelievable true stories, Turtle: The Incredible Journey (in 3D), Make Believe and Racing Dreams, on Saturday, November 6, Sunday, November 7, Saturday, November 13 and Sunday, November 14.

TURTLE: THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY - 3D

SPECIAL EVENT CO-PRESENTED WITH DOC NYC

Recommended for all ages

Sat, Nov 6 - 11:30am - IFC Center, 323 Sixth Avenue (at West Third)

SHOWN FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 3D! -- This awe-inspiring nature film follows the personal story of a single loggerhead turtle, one of hundreds of adorable, vulnerable babies born in the sands of the Florida coast, as she grows into a strong-willed adult braving the six-thousand mile journey that has been the species' perilous ritual for millions of years.

Critically acclaimed for visually resplendent nature footage on par with Planet Earth or March of the Penguins, Turtle features sweeping aerial shots and vast, majestic underwater seascapes that help underscore the epic scope of the journey with a survival adventure as tense as any Hollywood thriller.

MAKE BELIEVE

SPECIAL EVENT CO-PRESENTED WITH DOC NYC

Recommended ages 10 to adult

Sun, Nov 7 - 3:30pm - IFC Center, 323 Sixth Avenue (at West Third)

DIRECTOR IN PERSON! WINNER - LA FILM FESTIVAL! Six teenage magicians travel from around the world to Las Vegas to compete for the title of Teen World Champion. Armed with dazzling tricks and mind-bending illusions, these young contestants hit the stage with routines that range from sexy to comic to flashy, to just plain odd. However, beyond their passion for the art of magic, these master mini-magicians face behind-the-scenese pressure, the loneliness, and desire to fit in that comes with adolescence.

"Charming! Affectionate! Guaranteed to have viewers levitating." - Variety

"A rousing, epic crowd pleaser!" - Moving Pictures Magazine

"The most adorable doc you'll see this year." -Toronto Film Scene

RACING DREAMS

Recommended ages 8 to adult

Sat & Sun, Nov 13 & 14 - 11:00am - IFC Center, 323 Sixth Avenue (at West Third)

Academy-Award nominee Marshall Curry unearths the world of competitive go-kart racing in this simultaneously intimate and thrilling documentary on the World Karting Association's National Series. Three of the country's most talented drivers vie for the championship title before any of them are even eligible for a driver's license. Yet for top racers Annabeth (11), Josh (13) and Brandon (12), scarier than spinning out or losing a race are the perils of school work, family life and first love. As Curry documents the tweens' extraordinary dedication to go after their dreams in a sport where every second can become a life-changing decision, these three must come to terms with who they want to be - both on and off the track.

"The best film of the year! An instant classic!" - LA Times

"Ridiculously engaging! An exciting, poignant tale of growing up fast with adult ambitions." - NY Magazine

"Critics Pick! You leave wishing it was longer!" - NY Times

"Half lean, mean racing saga and half in-depth character study, Racing Dreams is dynamite! - Variety

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