The Tumbleweeds Film Festival will screen the following films in Park City at the Jim Santy Auditorium. (See story titled "Tumbleweeds Film Festival will roll through Park City")
"Windstorm," 105 minuntes, 2012, Germany
Saturday, March 15, 3 p.m.
Directed by Katja von Garnier. Presented in German with English subtitles
This moving film tells the story of a special relationship between a 13-year-old girl, Mika, and a skittish horse. Unhappy to be spending the summer at her grandmother's farm, Mika, a rebellious teen, discovers she has a talent and passion for riding horses.
Mika wants to ride Windstorm in an upcoming competition, but will she be able to train the unpredictable horse in time?
"Ernest & Celestine," 80 minutes, 2014, France
Sunday March 16, 11 a.m.
Directed by Stéphane Aubier, Vincent Patar, Benjamin Renner Presented in French with English subtitles (French version) Presented in English (English version)
"Mice and bears can never be friends," according to the rules in the charming world of Ernest and Celestine. Celestine is a young mouse in an underground land where cautionary tales of bears are told and all mice are destined to become dentists. But that doesn't stop Celestine from dreaming of becoming an artist.
After being assigned a mission above ground—in the world of bears—Celestine meets Ernest, a big bear, clown and musician who lives on the fringes of bear society.
Ernest welcomes her into his home, challenging established order. But when forces above and below ground discover Ernest and Celestine, their unique friendship is tested.
"Knight Rusty," 85 minutes, 2013, Germany
Sunday, March 16, 1 p.m.
Directed by Thomas Bodenstein
Presented in English
Travel to the magical kingdom of Scrapland and join Knight Rusty on an exciting adventure in this wonderfully inventive animated film.
Rusty, a robot, lives in a ramshackle castle with his horse, Chopper, his trusty dragon, Cole, and his close friend, Damsel Bo. Rusty dreams of winning the upcoming jousting tournament, which would make him a real knight, but just as he is about to achieve his dream, he is accused of theft and sets off on a quest to clear his name.
"Zip & Zap and the Marble Gang," 97 minutes, 2013, Spain
Sunday, March 16, 3 p.m.
Directed by Oskar Santos Presented in Spanish with English subtitles
Two of Spain's most beloved comic-book characters—Zip & Zap—come to life in this rollicking adventure.
With summer coming, the twin brothers are caught stealing the answers to their final exams, so instead of having a fun-filled vacation, Zip and Zap are sent to a strict boarding school run by a no-nonsense headmaster named Falconetti.
The school is worse than they could have imagined. Fun is absolutely forbidden, and the suspicious Falconetti and his security guards seem to watch their every move.
For the complete list of Tumbleweeds Film Festival Screenings, visit www.utahfilmcenter.org.