Belmont Film Festival
Starting tonight you can enjoy four full days of film fun for the whole family. The 11th Annual Belmont World Film Festival, held at theaters in Belmont and Arlington, features films from around the world for people of all ages. The weekend kicks off on Friday night at the Regent Theatre in Arlington with "Our Mockingbird," a film for teens and adults that deals with issues of race, diversity and tolerance. The remainder of the festival will take place at Studio Cinema in Belmont. Saturday offers three selections for the younger set -- "Mo’ Mo -- Favorite Animated Mo Willems Films" by Weston Woods Studios, "My Mommy Is in America and She Met Buffalo Bill," and "Felix." On Sunday, you can enjoy three films for a variety of ages -- "A Collection of Classics from Weston Woods Studios," "Big Top without Borders," and "The Zigzag Kid." The festival finishes on Monday with "Honoring Martin Luther King Junior with Animated Children’s Books from Weston Woods Studios," "It’s Easy Being Green: Animated Shorts about Animals and the Environment," and "Focus on Quebec: Animated Shorts from the National Film Board of Canada." Check website for times of all films. Fri., Jan. 17 - Mon., Jan. 20. Ticket prices vary, $5 - $8. Regent Theatre, 14 Medford St., Arlington. Studio Cinema, 376 Trapelo Rd., Belmont. www.belmontworldfilm.org
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