Film Series

International Family Series 2012/2013

On Saturdays, September through May

Fun, international movies the entire family will love! Admission is $5 per person; $8 for 3D films. Frequent buyer cards are available: buy 10 admissions, get the 11th free.

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Miss Minoes

Starring: Carice van Houten, Theo Maassen, Sarah Bannier

Live action; dubbed; Netherlands. Tibbe is a journalist on the brink of being fired because he’s too shy to ask questions. When he meets Minoes, cat-turned-human, he forges a partnership. She helps him find news with the help of the Cat Press Service, in exchange for a dry place to sleep and some fish. Tibbe soon becomes the best journalist in town. When the powerful Mr Ellemeet’s business starts to look fishy, will Tibbe have the guts to stand up to him?

  • Director: Vincent Bal
  • Rating: PG, Recommended for ages 7 and up
  • Runtime: 1 hour 26 minutes
  • Genre: Comedy, Family

“A pleasantly quirky, family-friendly fable with lots of meowing. ”

– New York Times (Critics-pick)

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2012 Kids Flix Mix

A kaleidoscopic showcase of the best short film and animation from around the world. Program includes films from Italy, Portugal, Japan, Sweden, Canada, the UK, and the United States.

  • Rating: Receommend for ages 4 and up
  • Runtime: 1 hour
  • Genre: Animation

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Tales of the Night

Local puppet artist David Lane will introduce both screenings of the film

Film will screen in 3D. Tickets are $8

Dubbed in English

Tales of the Night is renowned animation auteur Michel Ocelot (Kirikou and the Sorceress, Azur & Asmar)'s first foray into 3D animation. A hit at the Berlin Film Festival, the film extends the earlier shadow puppet style of Ocelot’s Princes and Princesses, with black silhouetted characters set off against exquisitely detailed Day-Glo backgrounds bursting with color and kaleidoscopic patterns – the subtle use of 3D creating a diorama-like effect.

The film weaves together six exotic fables each unfolding in a unique locale, from Tibet, to medieval Europe, an Aztec kingdom, the African plains, and even the Land of the Dead. In Ocelot’s storytelling, history blends with fairytale as viewers are whisked off to enchanted lands full of dragons, werewolves, captive princesses, sorcerers, and enormous talking bees - and each fable ends with its own ironic twist.

David Lane is a painter, sculptor, puppeteer and director based in the Berkshires. His street performances of Punch and Judy toured coast to coast in the both the US and Canada including a day at Lincoln Center’s Out-of-Doors Festival. Currently he teaches theatrical design at BCC and is the Co-Director of the New England Puppet Intensive.

  • Director: Michael Ocelot
  • Rating: For ages 6 and up.
  • Runtime: 1 hour 24 minutes
  • Genre: Animation

“Glorious! Michel Ocelot's ravishing animation and magical storytelling is a delight from start to finish!”

– Empire

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Little Fugitive

Starring: Richie Andrusco

A new 35mm print!

After the 10:30am screening, join us for a child-friendly discussion with Gage McWeeny, Williams College professor of English

Academy Award-nominated for Best Writing, Motion Picture Story. Winner of the Silver Lion at the Venice Film Festival

A seven-year-old boy wanders around Coney Island by himself after his older brother tricks him. This 1953 classic was a big influence for the French New Wave and John Cassavetes.

  • Director: Ray Ashley, Morris Engel, Ruth Orkin
  • Rating: G
  • Runtime: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Genre: Drama, Family

“A day at Coney Island with a small boy, torn between curiosity and survival, can be—and is—a lot of fun. And the small boy in this instance is so expressive and unconcerned, thanks to the obvious toil of his photographers, that it is a treat to be with him.”

– Bosley Crowthers, New York Times

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Oscar-Nominated Animated Shorts

See the five films nominated for the 2013 Best Animated Short Academy Award: Maggie Simpson in “The Longest Daycare,” Adam and Dog, Fresh Guacamole, Head Over Heels, and Paperman.

  • Rating: Family-friendly
  • Runtime: 1 hour 28 minutes
  • Genre: Animation

See the five films nominated for the Best Animated Short Academy Award.

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2012 Party Mix

The New York Int’l Children’s Film Festival presents a collection of hilarious, heartfelt and beautiful short films around the world, including festival award-winners and audience favorites. Shorts come from France, Argentina, Australia, Switzerland, India, the UK and the United States.

  • Rating: Recommended for ages 8 and up
  • Runtime: 1 hour
  • Genre: Live Action/ Animation