Screening: Sunday, April 14, 2013, 4:30pm
Running Time: 94 minutes
Synopsis: A group of 13-year-old friends play an innocent game of Capture the Flag in the neighborhood woods, arming themselves with nothing more than sticks, their imagination and a simple set of rules. One afternoon the game takes on a more serious tone and the quest for victory pushes the boundaries of friendship, giving the would-be warriors a glimpse of the darker side of human nature as their imaginations take them beyond the rules of the game and into an adventure where fantasy blurs with reality.
What the Critics Are Saying:
“This kids-play-war film has more in common with a story like Stand by Me — one concerned with kids as kids, not allegories, and with seeing how intense everyday emotions can get before they’re dangerous.”
—The Hollywood Reporter
“It’s a loving, fun, extraordinarily well made celebration of the imagination and worldview of being 12. It’s sweet but never sentimental. I loved it.”