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Viewing: The Deep End

The Deep End3 min. USA. Short.

Recommended Age: All

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Synopsis:

In the film The Deep End, the main character Kylie is afraid there are sharks in the deep end of the pool.

Why the JBFC recommends it: Many stories are designed to lead up to a climactic moment when | more »


Viewing: Girl Boxer

Girl Boxer6 min. 2017. USA. Short.

Recommended Age: 8+

Streaming: Youtube (Free)

Synopsis:

In this short documentary, we meet Jesselyn Silva, known as “JessZilla,” a 10-year-old girl who loves to box and lives in New Rochelle, NY. She dreams of someday winning an Olympic gold medal.

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Viewing: Caine's Arcade

Caine's Arcade11 min. 2012. USA. Short.

Recommended Age: 8+

Streaming: Youtube (Free)


Synopsis:

9-year-old Caine Monroy spent his summer vacation building an elaborate cardboard arcade inside his dad’s used auto parts store. The entire summer went by, and he never had a single | more »


Suggested Viewing: Curious George

Curious George

Recommended Age: 2+

PBS Kids, Hulu(with subscription)

Why JBFC Interim Director of Education Sarah O’Hare recommends it: My one and a half year old is in love - it’s sweet, compelling, full of science experiments, and the animation is great. While George’s messes tend | more »


Backwards Activity

Activity: Backwards Magic

App: Reverse Vid


Overview:

Some of the best special effects are done just by reversing movie footage without any CGI or green screening. Using this trick of showing footage in reverse creates some of the most jaw-dropping moments you will ever see. How | more »


Viewing: The Fits

The Fits

72 min. 2015. USA. English. NR.

Recommended Age: 13+

Read Common Sense Media to learn more about whether The Fits is right for your child.

Streaming: Tubi (Free), Rent/Purchase: YouTube, Amazon Prime, Google Play

Synopsis:

For eleven-year-old Toni, being a member of an elite | more »


Viewing: Racing Dreams

Racing Dreams95 min. 2010. USA. English. PG.

Recommended Age: 10+

Read Common Sense Media to learn more about whether Racing Dreams is right for your child.

Streaming: Tubi (Free), Rent/Purchase: Amazon, iTunes


Synopsis:

A documentary following three young racers as they compete in | more »


Viewing: Whale Rider

Whale Rider101 min. 2002. New Zealand. English. PG-13.

Recommended Age: 11+

Read Common Sense Media to learn more about whether Whale Rider is right for your child.

Streaming: Tubi (Free), free withAmazon Prime


Synopsis:

A Maori village faces a crisis when the heir to the leadership | more »


Viewing: Zog

Zog

27 min. 2018. UK. English. NR.

Recommended Age: All

Streaming: Amazon Prime (Free)


Synopsis:

An animated comedy about a keen young dragon who's desperate to impress his teacher, and his surprising friendship with a powerful young princess.


Why JBFC Kids Curator Emily Ohara ( | more »


Cloning Activity

Activity: Cloning

App: Ghost Lens


Overview:

Ever wanted to know what it would be like clone yourself multiple times and do fun things together? Here’s your chance to experiment with one of JBFC Kids' popular activities, "Multiple Me," where we use the technique known as "split | more »