Directed By: David Soren
Run Time: 89 min
Country: USA
Category: Narrative Feature

Based on the worldwide sensation and bestselling book series, and boasting an A-list cast of comedy superstars headed by Kevin Hart and Ed Helms, DreamWorks Animation brings audiences the long-awaited global movie event, CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS: THE FIRST EPIC MOVIE. This raucously subversive comedy for the entire family tells the story of two overly imaginative pranksters named George and Harold, who hypnotize their principal into thinking he’s a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dimwitted superhero named Captain Underpants.

Date: 6/1 | Location: Bow Tie – Theater 1 | Time: 4:30PM | BUY NOW * 

*Q&A with Dav Pilkey, author of Captain Underpants, to follow the screening of the film, moderated by Scholastic Kid Reporter Maxwell Surprenant

A book signing will follow the screening and Q&A at the GIFF Box Office (22 Railroad Ave). Books will be available for purchase at the event.

KID FLIX: Children’s Shorts Program

Run Time: 63 mins
Category: Narrative Shorts

Selected for our younger audience members, KID FLIX features the newest short films from esteemed filmmakers from all over the world.

Date: 6/3 | Location: Cole Auditorium | Time: 11:00AM | BUY NOW 


Directed By: Lara Stolman
Run Time: 90 mins
Country: USA
Category: Documentary Feature

SWIM TEAM is a feature documentary chronicling the rise of a competitive swim team made up of children and teens on the autism spectrum. Based in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, the cast of SWIM TEAM is largely Latino and Asian, minorities that are underrepresented in competitive swimming and underserved in autism intervention and education. The film follows three of the team’s star athletes, boys on the cusp of adulthood as they face a future of exclusion and dependence. But everything changes when they come together as a team with parent coaches who train them with high expectations and zero pity. As the team vies for state and national Special Olympics championships, SWIM TEAM captures a moving quest for inclusion, independence and a life that feels winning.

Date: 6/3 | Location: Bow Tie – Theater 3 | Time: 4:45PM | BUY NOW 
Date: 6/4 | Location: Cole Auditorium | Time: 5:15PM | BUY NOW 


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