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Swallows and Amazons | New York Int'l Children's Film Festival
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Swallows and Amazons

Festival 2017
Feature
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United Kingdom | North American Premiere
Live Action, Philippa Lowthorpe; 2016, 97 min.
Recommended ages: 6+
In English
Lake District, England. 1935. The four Walker children have finally convinced their parents to let them set off on their own for a sailing adventure during summer vacation. Their summer of freedom quickly turns into a fierce turf war when they learn their island camp has been claimed by the boisterous Amazons, and find themselves caught in the midst of some nefarious international intrigue that’s landed in their sleepy byways. Based on the beloved English novels by Arthur Ransome, Swallows and Amazons is filled with dramas big and small—from a capsized picnic basket to a Russian spy campaign—that come together to create a fluidly captivating story of bravery set against the languorous beauty of the English countryside.

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