KIDS KLASSICS is a themed film series screening some of the most beloved classics. The theme in the first series is ‘Mischievous Kids’, with screenings April - June. Each screening will be followed by a fun and educational talkback to engage young audiences to think about films in a new way.
Hosted by Chicago film critic, blogger for ‘Every Movie Has a Lesson,’ and educator Don Shanahan, who will lead an interactive discussion.
KIDS KLASSICS introduces high quality, live-action family films to young audiences as an alternative to the deluge of commercial animated fare in family films. The series will present classic conversation provoking movies that introduce young audiences to thoughtful movie viewing. The intention of this series is to serve as a springboard for a critical analysis of films and other means of entertainment throughout their lives.
April 22 - E.T. (PG): Both a classic movie for kids and a remarkable portrait of childhood, E.T. is a sci-fi adventure that captures that strange moment in youth when the world is a place of mysterious possibilities (some wonderful, some awful), and the universe seems somehow separate from the one inhabited by grown-ups. The film centers around a troubled child who summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home world.
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