“I think at heat we are all the same person….at heart, we’re just really all the same.” These are the words from one eleven year old in Genevieve Bailey’s lovely new documentary, called “I AM ELEVEN,” which opens today at Laemmle’s in Los Angeles. Bailey, an Australian filmmaker, traveled the globe and interviewed 15 eleven year old children from all walks of life. The filmmaker poses questions to them about themselves and the world. I had the chance to screen this movie, and am excited now to show it to my children. Hearing from these 15 kids from such a cross section of multicultural backgrounds makes for a fascinating look at the next generation. It is so rare that American kids in particular are exposed to international culture in an authentic way. “I AM ELEVEN” is a different kind of family movie, no cartoons, no fast paced plot, no three jokes a page, but it is one that I know your family will enjoy, and I bet it will spark some thoughtful family discussions. Here’s a link to the trailer below.
I AM ELEVEN is playing this weekend in Laemmle Royal (LA), Laemmle Playhouse 7 (Pasadena), AMC Burbank 8 (Burbank), AMC Orange 30 (Orange), AMC Rolling Hills 20 (Torrance) and Sat/Sun matinees only in Laemmle Claremont 5 (Claremont).
Filmmakers will be doing Q&As in Laemmle Royal all opening weekend!
*Filmmaker Q&As at Laemmle Royal after 7:30PM screening Fri-Sun & 1PM screening Sat-Sun* YOU TUBE TRAILER click here.