Despite his family's generations-old ban on music, young Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead. After meeting a charming trickster named Héctor, the two new friends embark on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history.
Join us this Saturday, August 18th for Coco. Curious Kidstuff, West Seattle Dream Dinners, Hope Lutheran and Menashe & Sons are the presenting sponsors with ArtsWest as the raffle recipient of this week’s movie.
Food truck this week will be Macho Burgers.
The YMCA will have face painting set up too.
We'll also have representatives from the Get Moving Fund! Ping pong, giant connect four, hoola-hoops - just to name a few!
The Seattle Parks District Get Moving Fund from Seattle Parks and Recreation supports local nonprofit organizations, small businesses, and community groups in offering innovative and culturally relevant events and/or projects to increase participation in community sports, recreation and physical fitness activities that serve under-resourced communities (such as immigrant populations, people of color, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ etc.).
The goal of the Get Moving Fund is to increase participation and opportunities for physical activities, prioritizing neighborhoods and communities afflicted by health disparities.
Coco garnered a variety of awards and nominations, many of them in the Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song (for "Remember Me") categories. It was chosen by the National Board of Review as the Best Animated Film of 2017. At the 90th Academy Awards, it won Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song. The film garnered two nominations at the 75th Golden Globe Awards, winning for Best Animated Feature Film. Coco also won the BAFTA Award for Best Animated Film and the Critics' Choice Movie Award for both Best Animated Feature and Best Song. The film led the 45th Annie Awards with thirteen nominations, and won a record-breaking eleven awards, including Best Animated Feature, Outstanding Achievement for Directing in an Animated Feature Production, Outstanding Achievement for Writing in an Animated Feature Production, and Outstanding Achievement for Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production for Gonzalez. Producer Darla K. Anderson won Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures at the 29th Producers Guild of America Awards. The film won two Saturn Awards for Best Animated Film and Best Music. The film's visual effects were acclaimed by the Visual Effects Society, which gave the film awards in all four of its animated film categories.
The film features a variety of animated caricatures or cameo appearances of legendary Mexican celebrities, paying homage to them. Among the many deceased Mexican celebrities who are featured in the film include: Santo, a wrestler; movie actor Cantinflas; actors and singers Pedro Infante and Jorge Negrete; painter Frida Kahlo; Emiliano Zapata, one of the revolutionary leaders during the Mexican Revolution; and actress María Félix. Director Lee Unkrich has stated that besides these celebrities, there are more hidden in the film.
Bring family, friends and some funds to purchase concessions and raffle tickets. This weeks sponsored charity is ArtsWest.
All movies are shown at the West Seattle/Fauntleroy YMCA festival street. Gates at 6:30 PM. FREE!