New York Int’l Children’s Film Festival Announces 2016 Jury

EVENT RUNS FEBRUARY 26-MARCH 20

SLATE PREVIEW:
THE BOY AND THE BEAST – OPENING NIGHT, SPECIAL PREVIEW SCREENING
THE IDOL – CLOSING DAY FILM
THE LITTLE PRINCE – SPECIAL PREVIEW SCREENING

2016 JURY INCLUDES:
SOFIA COPPOLA, GEENA DAVIS, MATTHEW MODINE, JULIANNE MOORE,
BILL PLYMPTON, SUSAN SARANDON, CHRISTINE VACHON,
GUS VAN SANT, JEFFREY WRIGHT

NEW YORK (January 20, 2016) – The critically acclaimed New York Int’l Children’s Film Festival has announced its 2016 jury and slate preview for the upcoming event, which runs February 26-March 20 at New York’s Bow Tie Chelsea, DGA Theater, IFC Center, Museum of the Moving Image, Scandinavia House, SVA Theatre, and Village East Cinemas. Now in its 19th year, the Festival is the nation’s largest for children and teens and will present all new animated, live action, documentary and experimental shorts and features from approximately 30 countries. The complete festival lineup will be announced on January 26 and tickets for the festival will go on sale at www.nyicff.org.

Modern Dads: We Feel The Time Crunch, Too

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Michael Cusden, a Halifax marketing manager and his two sons, Harrison, age four and Charlie, age one (scott munn for The Globe and Mail)

Full article can be seen in the Globe and Mail.

“In a lot of companies, guys will get that guilt. If you’re not doing overtime, you’ll be passed by the guy who is because he doesn’t have family obligations,” says Michael Cusden, a Halifax marketing manager.

Cusden, 39, says he got raised eyebrows for taking a six-month parental leave. “I drew my line in the sand,” said Cusden, who now makes it clear that his weeknights are reserved for family. Even so, his leisure time has dried up to a couple of hours on the weekend and he often combines his own errands with playground trips. Being overwhelmed, he says, is “not a mom thing any more. It’s a parent thing.”