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March 9—5:00 pm6:30 pm

Explore the world without leaving New York! The New York International Children’s Film Festival takes place March 2-17 throughout New York City in 2024, with 10 screenings at Scandinavia House.

In Frybread Face and Me, it’s the summer of 1990 and Benny has been unceremoniously shipped from San Diego to his grandma’s on the Navajo Nation. Instead of seeing Fleetwood Mac with his mom, he’s thrust into the dusty daily life of sheep herding. Between insults from his uncle and unintelligible conversations with Grandma (she only speaks Navajo), he charts his escape back home. That’s until Frybread Face, his bossy cousin Dawn, is similarly ditched on the rez — but unlike Benny, Fry’s familiar with the ways of Diné, and what starts out as leeriness toward her city cousin soon gives way to genuine affection. And when it’s time for Benny to head back home, he’s bringing with him a proud connection to his cousin and his culture. Executive produced by NYICFF alum Taika Waititi, this hilarious and touching slice-of-life story is a warm portrait of cultural awakening and the adolescent summers that stay with us not because of what happened, but because of what they made us feel. (83 min. Ages 10+ | Dir. Billy Luther | United States, 2023 | In English and Navajo with English subtitles)

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March 9
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
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Scandinavia House
58 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10016 United States
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