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JUMPING BOY: Cable Car Cinema

Providence Children's Film Festival

Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 3:00 PM (EST)

JUMPING BOY: Cable Car Cinema

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Adult Ended $7.50 $1.17
(18 and under)
Ended $5.00 $1.12

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Event Details

Having lost his left leg to bone cancer, Ka is left with only one leg to jump with. When he is discharged from the hospital, Dr. Chen gives him a present: a child's picture book entitled Rolypoly. The doctor tells him, "Jump five million times, and you'll see Rolypoly."  Thus begins a story of a boy, an aging children’s book author wishing to correct a past misdeed (theft), and a Chinese village that embraces them both.

The film took three years to make due to the difficult process of combining live actions with animations. All the stories (the animation parts) in the movie were bed-time stories the director Chin Lin told to his son 15 years ago. The main actor playing the author (Tien Bien) is a famous stage actor in Taiwan.  All the children are non-professional actors. 

Ages 9 and up. Director Chin Lin / (Taiwan, 2011) / Chinese with English subtitles / 95 mins.


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When & Where

Cable Car Cinema
204 S. Main St
Providence, RI 02903

Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 3:00 PM (EST)

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Providence Children's Film Festival

The Providence Children's Film Festival was founded in 2009 to bring high quality independent and international children's films, animation and documentaries to New England and to present them as shared theatrical experiences for the community. Programming includes shorts and feature length films from around the world as well as films made by Rhode Island youth, including those made in our fesitval workshops. The festival selection committee includes a youth jury and looks especially for films with content that speaks positively to children and familes of diverse ages, backgrounds and ethnicities. 

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