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.
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May 20 – Big (PG): Starring Tom Hanks, this 1988 American fantasy comedy film highlights the old adage ‘be careful what you wish for.’ After wishing to be made big, a teenage boy wakes the next morning to find himself mysteriously in the body of an adult. This charming, sweet, hilarious gem of a film works because Tom Hanks makes you believe he actually is a small boy in the body of an adult. The interesting trick of what makes the story appealing is not so much the magic that the boy gets his wish to be "big." It's that once he is an adult, he has to navigate the adult world.