- Todd Haynes
- Millicent Simmonds, Julianne Moore, Oakes Fegley, Michelle Williams
Adapted from a children’s story by Brian Selznick (who also authored the book Martin Scorsese made into Hugo), this film is a rare and wonderful treat: a kid-friendly Todd Haynes movie, told with a warmth and charm missing from most movies. The film “follows two hearing-impaired 12-year-olds from different times: Rose, from 1927, and Ben, from 1977. Each runs away to New York City in desperate hope of repairing their damaged families. Both find inspiration in the visual splendor of the Museum of Natural History and discover a capacity for love and creativity that helps reveal the mysterious truth of their connection. Haynes ... makes Rose’s story a black-and-white silent melodrama; Ben’s becomes a gritty street film.” (Telluride Film Festival) “This is a soul-stirring and fiercely uncynical film that suggests the entire world is a living museum for the people we’ve lost, and that we should all hope to leave some of ourselves behind in its infinite cabinet of wonders.” (David Ehrlich, Indiewire) Named one of the best films of 2017 by Film Comment magazine. Recommended for ages 9+.
IthaKid screenings cosponsored with the Ithaca Youth Bureau.