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Oh! Canary Will Be On-Site Offering Art to Kids and Uninterrupted Movie Watching for Parents at the SOMA Film Festival

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Oh! Canary is a wonderful new art studio specializing in teaching little ones to love arts and crafts. This year they will be at the SOMA Film Festival and The Woodland from noon to 6:30 on Saturday, 3/17 to offer kids, ages 1 and up an enriching experience of creation and to give parents the opportunity to watch a movie or two in peace and quiet. 

The classes will take place in the upper chamber of The Woodland while the main festival, and film programs run in the main hall. 

This service will only cost $10 per child with the purchase of a single program pass and will be good for any of the 3 programs below. 

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Tickets are limited so please visit somafilmfestival.com for more information.  

Noon - Have A Heart Program

Someone Good Will Find You - Filmmaker: Leelila Strogov / South Orange, NJ -  8:40 / Narrative Short
A well-intentioned Chinese immigrant father tries to teach his son how to make it in America but unknowingly reveals the human capacity for connection, compassion, and sacrifice.
Goodbye - Filmmaker: Ali Akin / Istanbul, Turkey - 9:25 / Narrative Short
The sweet story of an aquarium fish, left over from a broken love.
New Jersey Premiere
44 Pages - Filmmaker: Tony Shaff / New York, NY - 1:37:00 / Documentary Feature 
A stirring portrait of Highlights Magazine, following the creation of the cultural phenomenon's 70th anniversary issue, and introducing the people who passionately produce the monthly publication for "the world's most important people" - children. 

2:30 Afternoon Delight I

The Fools - Filmmaker: Chris Bean / New York, NY - 15:00 / Narrative Short
It's another wonderfully hectic day at Good Clean Fun, a corporate entertainment firm that specializes in unique acts like Mr. Invisible and Toby the Trivia Robot.
Life Hack - Filmmaker: Sloan Copeland / New York, NY - 1:40:00 / Narrative Feature
This incredibly timely romantic comedy about love, digital privacy and cyber threats in the digital age. Cover your webcam but not your heart.

4:45 - Afternoon Delight II

Academy Award Nominee
Garden Party - Filmmakers: Florian Babikian, Vincent Bayoux, Victor Caire, Théophile Dufresne, Gabriel Grapperon, and Lucas Navarro / Paris, France - 8:00 / Animated Short
A female frog catches the attention of a curious male toad in a stately villa whose owner seems to have been gone for a very long time.
Gustav - Filmmaker: Ken Williams / London, England - 11:00 / Narrative Short
A man wakes up with a strange tune in his head. But what is it? And how did it get there? And when will it go away?
E-Delivery - Filmmaker: Kirsten Cho / New York, NY - 3:53 / Narrative Short
A humorous take on what the future of human reproduction may look like. 
Northeast Premiere
Wild Honey - Filmmaker: Francis Stokes / Los Angeles, CA - 1:30:00 / Narrative Feature
A lonely, down-on-her-luck phone sex operator who falls for one of her callers, flies across the country to meet him to discover that all of us are playing a role.

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