Watermelon Magic


Film Screening & Discussion

Sunday, March 9, 2014 – 3-4:30pm/The Brown Cow Ice Cream Parlor,7347 Madison St, Forest Park/Tickets, SORRY, SOLD OUT

Family-friendly! Children ages 3-11+

Directed By – Richard Power Hoffmann/2013/38 minutes

 International audiences will delight in this nearly wordless burst of color and music that draws inspiration from film classic “The Red Balloon”. Weaving together documentary and narrative elements, “Watermelon Magic” chronicles a season on the family farm, as young Sylvie grows a patch of watermelons to sell at market.  The film employs a dynamic visual style that uses high-resolution stills at varying shutter-burst frame rates with stunning time-lapse sequences to trace the journey from seed to flower to fruit. When harvest time arrives, Sylvie must decide if she will share her precious watermelon babies with the world.

A resource table by the Oak Park Conservatory will promote upcoming programming, including free Saturday drop-in activities. Each child can take home a free packet of watermelon or sunflower seeds.

For more information on the film, please visit the official documentary website.

"Watermelon Magic" Trailer from Spring Garden Pictures on Vimeo.