Sunday at the Palm

Sunday at the Palm

All shows are at the Michael D. Palm Theatre for the Performing Arts at 4PM on Sundays. Sunday at the Palm is a collaboration of the Telluride Film Festival and the Telluride R-1 School District.

For more information, please contact Erika Gordon at

Sunday, September 27, 2015


• SONG OF THE SEA (Ireland/Luxembourg/
Belgium/France/Denmark – In English, 2014, 93 minutes, Rated PG)

“This season’s animated masterpiece!” – New York Post

“A wonder to behold!” – Kenneth Turan, LA Times

Directed by Tomm Moore.

“From the creators of the Academy Award®-nominated The Secret of Kells comes a breathtakingly gorgeous, hand-drawn masterpiece. Based on the Irish legend of the Selkies, Song of the Sea tells the story of the last seal-child, Saoirse, and her brother Ben, who go on an epic journey to save the world of magic and discover the secrets of their past. Pursued by the owl witch Macha and a host of ancient and mythical creatures, Saoirse and Ben race against time to awaken Saoirse’s powers and keep the spirit world from disappearing forever. As enthralling for adults as it is for children young and old, Song of the Sea is a wonder of magical storytelling and visual splendor that is destined to become a classic.” – Gkids

“Blissfully beautiful!” -Indiewire


Sunday, October 25, 2015


• Halloween SHORTS from FacetsKIDS (International, approximate running time 60 minutes, All Ages). A collection of Halloween shorts for the whole family from the folks who bring you the Chicago International Children’s Film Fesitval. Take your costume for a test-drive! Treats for All!

Sunday, December 6, 2015



(Appropriate for the entire family. Approximate Running Time 1 hour)

“The New York International Children’s Film Festival is North America’s largest festival of film for children and teens, and stands at the forefront of a movement to define a new, more provocative and compelling film for kids. Each year the festival presents a carefully curated collection of the best new animation, live-action, and experimental film from around the world in an exhilarating festival atmosphere with all the immediacy and excitement of a Cannes or Sundance. The NYICFF jury includes such film icons as Susan Sarandon, Gus Van Sant, Matthew Modine, James Schamus, Michel Ocelot, Uma Thurman, Evan Shapiro, Christine Vachon, and John Turturro. Now these exciting, culturally enriching NYICFF films are available to audiences nationwide in an all-digital presentation of short film compilations and award-winning feature films.” – GKids

Sunday, January 17, 2016

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• HOW TO CHANGE THE WORLD (Canada/UK, 110 minutes, 2015)

“Ninety percent of history is being in the right place at the right time.” – Bob Hunter, Greenpeace co-founder



“In 1971, a group of friends sail a boat into a nuclear test zone, and their protest captures the world’s imagination. How To Change the World is a hippie heist movie, the story of the pioneers who founded Greenpeace and defined the modern green movement, using rare archival footage that brings their extraordinary world to life.
Written and directed by Jerry Rothwell and produced by Al Morrow and Bous de Jong, How to Change the World chronicles the adventures of an eclectic group of young Canadian environmentalists – underground journalists, photographers, musicians, scientists, and expatriate American draft dodgers – who set out to stop Nixon’s atomic bomb tests in Amchitka, Alaska, and ended up inventing environmental activism.”

Sunday, February 21, 2016


NOCTURNA – (Spain/France – in English, 2007, 80 minutes, all ages)

Directed by Adrià García, Víctor Maldonado.

“Visually stunning and wildly inventive, this film explores the mystery of the night in a sweeping nocturnal adventure full of Alice in Wonderland-like characters and moody, dream-inspired landscapes. Have you ever wondered why your hair looks funny in the morning or where the sounds outside your window come from at night? A young boy named Tim finds out after an unusual discovery on the rooftop of his orphanage plunges him into the secret world of Nocturna, inhabited by curious creatures who control the night.” – GKids

Sunday, March 20, 2016


• BOY AND THE WORLD (Brazil, 2015, All Ages)

“Cuca lives a life of quiet wonder, exploring all that the countryside has to offer. But his cozy life is shattered when his father leaves for the city, prompting him to embark on a quest to reunite his family. The young boy’s journey unfolds like a tapestry, the animation taking on greater complexity and variety as his small world expands. Simple line drawings of the village give way to broad brushstrokes forming giant bushels of cotton lining country roads and sweeps of pastel churned into roaring waves. Approaching the city, industrial landscapes are inhabited by animal-machines, whirling carnival colors and exploding fireworks fill the sky above decoupage favelas, while flashing neon advertisements and garish shop windows illuminate the night.

Entirely wordless, the narrative describes a clash between poor and rich, countryside and city, indigenous and imperial, handcrafted and mechanized – and throughout the tumult, the heart and soul of the people beats on as a song. Accompanying the stunning visuals is a rich soundscape of pan-flute, samba, and Brazilian hip-hop, creating the powerful visceral experience of a passage through life.” – GKids

Sunday, May 15, 2016

• 9th ANNUAL CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL –Best of the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival (Approximate running time 60 minutes, All Ages). Some of the best short films from around the world! Treats for All!

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