“Around the World” At Millburn Library — Bring Your Own Popcorn!
“Around the World”, a six week film series, debuts on January 20 at the library.
Millburn Library presents family film series, “Around the World”, a six week film series, premiering Jan. 20 at 1 p.m on the second floor.
The library invites families to enjoy these films that celebrate the beauty of film and story telling. Spanning the globe are six films that are truly captivating.
Best yet — all screenings are free. Don't forger to bring your own popcorn!
Check out the schedule below:
- Sunday, January 20, 2013: “My Neighbor Totoro”, Hiyako Miyzaki, dir. Our first stop in the series will be Japan, with Hayao Miyazaki’s “My Neighbor Totoro”. In this animated film, two sisters discover a world of mysterious creatures - only seen by children - when they move to a new house. Gorgeous animation and a reverence for nature are highlights of this film.
- Saturday, January 26, 2013: “Babies”, Thomas Balmes, dir. Next up are stops in Namibia, Mongolia, the United States and Japan in this stunning documentary filled with beauty and comedy. Following 4 babies from birth to age one, the audience is given a window into both the similarities and differences in the first year of these children.
- Sunday, February 10, 2013: Wallace and Gromit shorts: “A Grand Day Out”, “The Wrong Trousers”, and “A Close Shave”, Nick Park, dir. British claymation genius Nick Park’s three shorts - “A Grand Day Out”, “The Wrong Trousers” and “A Close Shave” - feature a series of misadventures with a man and his dog. These Oscar winning short films are brimming with comedy and personality.
- Sunday, March 3, 2013: “Children of Heaven”, Maji Majidi, dir. In this Iranian film, when a brother loses his sister’s pair of shoes, the siblings work together by sharing one pair of shoes until they can get hers back. A heartwarming perspective on the bonds of family and life in this part of Iran.
- Saturday, March 9, 2013: “Whale Rider”, Niko Caro, dir. A 12 year old girl fights for the right to carry on Maori conventions in this New Zealand film. As she clashes with her grandfather over learning the clan’s rituals, we see the pulls of tradition, nature and the modern world at play. Keisha Castle-Hughes, as the lead character Pai, is one of the youngest persons ever to be nominated for an Academy Award.
- Sunday, April 21, 2013: “Kirikou and the Sorceress”, Michael Ocelot, dir. In this animated film set in West Africa, a special little boy named Kirikou saves his village from an evil witch. This bright and humorous film is based on a classic African folk tale.