image from Brooklyn Breeze, playing as part of the NYCIFF Kid Flicks program
This semi-annual festival – presented in a shortened version this semester - features high quality children’s programs on Saturdays at 2pm in the beautiful Willard Straight Theatre, offered for just $5 adults/$4 kids 12 & younger. The first film, Missing Link, is from Laika Animation Studios, best known for its stop-motion feature films Coraline, ParaNorman and Kubo and the Two Strings. Next up is NYICFF Kid Flicks, twelve short films brimming with fun and clever stories of growth and transformation, presented in partnership with the New York International Children’s Film Festival. The third and final film is the wonderful Disney nature film Penguins, a coming-of-age story about an Adélie penguin named Steve living in the icy Antarctic. For info on age appropriateness, visit Cornell Cinema’s website or commonsensemedia.org. Cosponsored with the Ithaca Youth Bureau.