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Wadjda

Ten-year-old Wadjda challenges deep-rooted Saudi traditions in a determined quest to buy a bicycle. When everything goes against her plans, she sees one last chance in her school’s Koran recitation competition and the large cash prize for first place. The first film ever shot entirely in Saudi Arabia, “Wadjda” is the story of a girl…

My Neighbor Totoro

Played at 2014 PCFF to celebrate the 25th anniversary of one of Japan’s masterpieces of animation. One of the most endearing and internationally renowned films of all time, a film that Roger Ebert called “one of the five best movies” ever made for children, “My Neighbor Totoro” is a deceptively simple tale of Satsuki and…

Side by Side

Fearing the possibility of being split up because of their grandmother’s illness, a young brother and sister embark on an unforgettable journey through breathtaking landscapes of rural Scotland. SIDE BY SIDE is a rare and genuinely heartfelt story about two very different siblings growing closer because they must depend on one another during an unsettling…

Scrap Wood War (Bouwdorp)

** USA PREMIERE**  While attending a super-cool summer camp where campers compete to build the highest multi-story, self-standing structure possible using scrap wood, a best friendship between two adolescent boys is greatly tested. A series of misunderstandings and hurtful slights, some intentional and some not, creates a building tension that grips the viewer’s attention—and empathy—to…

Dragon Girls

This documentary follows three girls and their lives at the martial arts school Shaolin Tagou, China’s largest Kung Fu School. Far from their families, they fight an everyday battle of discipline, rules and hard physical training. Kung Fu provides them a chance to provide for their parents in the future and lead a better life—but…

Ulises and the 10,000 Mustaches (Ulises y los 10,000 Bigotes)

Sometimes not standing out can be a good thing—at least this is what nine-year-old Ulises and his two best friends have come to believe in their elementary school. The bullies don’t bother you, the teachers won’t call on you and classmates don’t realize you’re missing when you want to be. It’s smooth sailing until Ulises…