The Irish Film Festival is happening now through Sunday, and families can enjoy a afternoon of free films at the Somerville Theatre in Davis Square tomorrow.
Starting at 2 p.m., there will be hourly showings of family-friendly short movies, including:
THE MISSING SCARF: A black comedy exploring some of life's common fears: fear of the unknown, of failure, rejection and finally the fear of death. Narrated by George Takei and short listed for the 2014 Oscar Short Animation award.
LIFE AT SEA: Animated films about the sea programmed and presented by Belmont World Film.
MELTDOWN: A polar bear must try his luck finding a job in the big city when the last of his Arctic ice environment disappears.
A SEA TURTLE: A moving and exquisite stop-motion animated film that chronicles the life cycle of this critically endangered species, capturing the beauty of the ecosystems that sea turtles inhabit.
THE KRILL IS GONE: A comedic take on the serious subject of man-made global warming voiced by Sponge Bobís Tom Kenney.
TZARITZA: A warm, humorous and magical story about a young girl who misses her Bulgarian grandmother. When the girl finds a tzaritza (magic shell) along the seashore, she hatches a plan to bring her grandmother from Bulgaria to Montreal.
LOST AND FOUND: A multi-award winning film about a little boy who tries to return a lost penguin to Antarctica. Narrated by Jim Broadbent.
Saturday, March 22, starting at 2 p.m. Free. The Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Square, Somerville. www.irishfilmfestival.org
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