IthaKid Film Festival

Bring the kids! Each year on Saturdays in the late fall and early spring, Cornell Cinema and the Ithaca Youth Bureau present the IthaKid Film Fest, a series of unusual children’s programs, most offered at the low price of just $5 for adults and $4 for kids 12 and younger. The screenings take place in the beautiful Willard Straight Theatre at 2pm, where reasonably priced popcorn is available. Some shows are repeated on Sunday afternoons for $5.50/all. Highlights of the series include the Ithaca premiere of a new digital restoration of the 1980 French masterpiece, The King and the Mockingbird, a beautifully animated adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's "The Shepherdess and the Chimney Sweep,” which will be shown in an English dubbed version on January 31; a program of animated shorts from the most recent New York International Children’s Film Festival; and the Ithaca premiere of the animated Song of the Sea, made by the director of The Secret of Kells and telling a wonderful story about Irish folklore.

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