Films for kids that aren’t coming to a megaplex (Nov. 21-22)

November 20, 2008

I love it when local film festivals offer special children’s programming — and I really love it when they offer the movies for free. Today’s post highlights intelligent kids’ fare at the ongoing St. Louis International Film Festival: Tomorrow night (Nov. 21) marks the start of the Children’s Film Symposium with a 7 p.m. showing of two decades’ worth of Pixar shorts at the Saint Louis Art Museum. Saturday (Nov. 22) brings screenings of two family-friendly movies, Matchmaker Mary and The Flyboys, along with a special 5 p.m. presentation by one of the makers of WALL-E, director of photography Jeremy Lasky, who happens to be from St. Louis. That presentation and another, a 7:30 p.m. screening and panel discussion of director Steven Soderbergh’s King of The Hill, both take place at Washington University’s Brown Hall Auditorium, as do the two movie showings.

These programs are recommended for kids ages 3 to 19, and they’re all free.  The auditorium seats 500 and is located at near the intersection of Skinker and Forsyth boulevards. For details, call 314.289.4150.  And to see a list of other free screenings during the remaining days of the SLIFF, click here and scroll down to “free events.”

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