Wednesday, June 10, 2009

KidsFilmFest in New York

We are currently halfway through this year’s KidsFilmFest, so if you like me missed last week’s screening at the Brooklyn Heights Cinema you can still attend this Sunday, with screenings at 2 and 4, at the (new) New Museum in downtown Manhattan at 235 Bowery. It’s $10 at the door for adults and free for kids under 18.

I do wish that festival organizers would stop programming on Sundays, but that’s the way of the world most of the time. For those families for whom Sunday is the Sabbath, check out the First Saturdays program at the New Museum. The first Saturday of every month there are artistic workshops and screenings of past years’ films, which look really fun.

The line-up for this year’s festival looks great. It’s mostly animation, though not all; take a look at the complete program, with some teaser clips included. I haven’t seen any of these films, but my top recommendation has to be the new film by my friend Annie Poon, entitled Puppy’s Super Delicious Valentines Day Biscuits.

Here are some images from some of the other films. I’m thrilled by the apparent variety in medium and content. It looks like a wide-ranging bunch, fit for older kids and most of the younger ones as well.

So if the recession will let you spare ten bucks, come to the New Museum this Sunday or at least one of the upcoming Saturdays. Thanks to the Brooklyn International Film Festival for keeping this tradition alive.

1 comment:

Randy Astle said...

Congrats to Annie for winning the Audience Choice Award! Way to go!