Special Showing

A LEGO Brickumentary

Saturday, August 8 and Sunday August 9

LEGOs will be available to play with, starting 30 minutes prior to each show.

A Q&A with Steven Miller, Williams College Mathematics Professor and LEGO-building record-holder, will take place after both shows.

Also, make a LEGO donation anytime through August 9 at Images Cinema and receive a free pee-wee popcorn. LEGO donations will benefit the UNO Community Center in North Adams.

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A LEGO Brickumentary

Starring: Narrated by Jason Bateman

Oscar-winning director Daniel Junge and Oscar-nominated director Kief Davidson take us on a journey through the LEGO universe like you have never seen before. They explore the brick that has captured imaginations for generations and look at the fundamental question—is it a toy or something more? A LEGO Brickumentary delves into the extraordinary impact of the LEGO brick and the innovative uses of for it that has sprung up all over the world. The narrative will take us to art galleries full of LEGO creations, introduce us to Master Builders making movies, explore the world of LEGO therapy and bring us along to meet AFOLS (Adult Fans of LEGO), each with amazing stories to tell. A LEGO Brickumentary explores the essential nature of human creativity and the ways we seek to build and understand our world.

  • Director: Daniel Junge and Kief Davidson
  • Rating: G
  • Runtime: 1 hour 35 minutes
  • Genre: Documentary

“Engaging for kids as much as their parents. . .The biography the legendary building block deserves.”

– Indiewire

Bright Young Things is our monthly family-friendly movie series. All ages are welcome! This series is sponsored in part by the Cultural Council of Northern Berkshire, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Special Showing

When Marnie Was There

September 12, 13 and 14

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When Marnie Was There

Starring: The English voicecast includes Hailee Steinfeld, Kiernan Shipka, Geena Davis, John C. Reilly, and Vanessa Williams.

All images: © 2014 GNDHDDTK

The newest feature from Japan’s famed Studio Ghibli is a sweeping story of friendship, mystery and discovery that delivers stirring emotions and breathtaking animation as only Ghibli can.

When shy, artistic Anna moves to the seaside to live with her aunt and uncle, she stumbles upon an old mansion surrounded by marshes, and the mysterious young girl, Marnie, who lives there. The two girls instantly form a unique connection and friendship that blurs the lines between fantasy and reality. As the days go by, a nearly magnetic pull draws Anna back to the Marsh House again and again, and she begins to piece together the truth surrounding her strange new friend. Based on the young adult novel by Joan G. Robinson and directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi (The Secret World of Arrietty), When Marnie Was There has been described as “Ghibli Gothic,” with its moonlit seascapes, glowing orchestral score, and powerful dramatic portrayals that build to a stormy climax.

  • Director: Hiromasa Yonebayashi
  • Rating: PG
  • Runtime: 1 hour 43 minutes
  • Genre: Animation, Mystery, Drama

“It deals with friendship, loneliness, abandonment and forgiveness, and though its curious narrative arc means you're never sure exactly where it's going, the film works up a considerable emotional charge by the end.”

– LA Times

Bright Young Things is our monthly family-friendly movie series. All ages are welcome! This series is sponsored in part by the Cultural Council of Northern Berkshire, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Special Showing

Fantastic Journeys: Animated Shorts

October 10 and 11

from the Children's Film Festival Seattle 2015

This program of international animated shorts is for all ages. Regular ticket prices apply; kids under 12 are $5.

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Fantastic Journeys: Animated Shorts

Zip around the world with our dazzling selection of high-energy, high-imagination shorts. Join a space-alien potato on his zany adventures, witness the creation of the alphabet, sing along with a brave little octopus, and grow up along with a rebellious daughter made of frosting, in this vibrant celebration of creativity.

Zebra
Julia Ocker, Germany, 2:45 minutes, Nonverbal
See how a zebra changes his stripes!

Wombo
Daniel Acht, Germany, 8:02 minutes, Mostly nonverbal
An alien lands on earth and is chased by a dog, ends up in a vegetable basket, and nearly gets cooked for dinner! Why? Because he just happens to look like a potato!

The Numberlys
William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg, USA, 11:23 minute; In English
Friends 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 set out to create each letter of the alphabet and bring color, creativity, and jellybeans to their world. Winner of the CFFS Seattle Children's Hospital Jury Prize for Best Animated Film.

Papa Cloudy’s Restaurant
Akiko McQuerrey, USA, 5:51 minutes, In English
An octopus sings about overfishing and inspires Papa Cloudy to make sustainable dishes with love. Winner of the CFFS Children's Jury Prize for Best Animated Short.

Anatole’s Little Saucepan
Eric Montchaud, France, 5:47 minutes; In English
Little Anatole is always dragging his saucepan behind him. It fell on him one day and nobody knows why.

Visitor
Tatiana Skorlupkina, Russia, 4:08 minutes, Nonverbal
A stuffed tiger from a faraway world drops in on a snowy day to play with dogs.

The Magic Time
Kine Aune, Norway, 9:16 minutes, Nonverbal
Adapted from Sami legends, this is the story of a reindeer-calf and his journey to become a grown white buck.

The New Species
Katerina Karhánková, Czech Republic, 6:18 minutes, Nonverbal
Some children come across an old bone and try to imagine what kind of animal it might have belonged to.

Trampoline
Maarten Koopman, Netherlands, 2:29 minutes, Nonverbal
Imagine that the movie screen is a big trampoline. Can you see a family of ducks walking across it? How about people? Or a cow?

Decorations
Mari Miyazawa, Japan, 7 minutes, Nonverbal
Growing up is literally the icing on the cake for a mother and daughter.

Traditional Healing
Raymond Caplin, Canada, 2:24 minutes, Nonverbal
A young woman dances in a devastated forest. Then a miracle occurs.

  • Rating: For All Ages
  • Runtime: 65 minutes
  • Genre: Animation

Bright Young Things is our monthly family-friendly movie series. All ages are welcome! This series is sponsored in part by the Cultural Council of Northern Berkshire, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.