Movie Matinees for All Ages 2017

Ongoing

Treat the family to a Saturday afternoon at the movies.

  • A Hard Day's Night

  • My Neighbor Totoro

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Past Films

  • My Neighbor Totoro

    • Friday, December 29 2 PM
    Hayao Miyazaki
    Japan, 1988

    English-language version
    Recommended for ages 4 & up

    Two sisters encounter wood sprites, magical trees, and flying “cat buses” in this enchanting tale that has become one of the most beloved of all family films.

  • A Hard Day’s Night

    • Saturday, November 25 3:30 PM
    Richard Lester
    United Kingdom, 1964

    Digital Restoration
    Recommended for ages 8 & up

    Richard Lester’s hyperkinetic mod documentary captures the Fab Four at the height of Beatlemania!

  • College

    • Saturday, October 7 4 PM
    James W. Horne
    United States, 1927

    Digital Restoration
    Recommended for ages 10 & up

    Get in the mood for Homecoming Week with this classic of college chaos starring Buster Keaton as an egghead in jockland.

    Judith Rosenberg on Piano

  • The General

    • Saturday, September 30 4 PM
    Buster Keaton, Clyde Bruckman
    United States, 1926

    Digital Restoration
    Recommended for ages 7 & up

    Buster Keaton plays a Civil War–era railroad engineer in love with both his girl and his train in this masterpiece of silent comedy.

    Judith Rosenberg on Piano

  • Steamboat Bill, Jr.

    • Saturday, September 23 4 PM
    Charles F. Reisner
    United States, 1928

    Digital Restoration
    Recommended for ages 7 & up

    Set along the Mississippi but filmed along the Sacramento Delta, this is “Buster Keaton’s most entertaining balance of the instinctual and the cerebral” (Village Voice).

    Judith Rosenberg on Piano

  • The Secret Garden

    • Saturday, June 3 3 PM
    Agnieszka Holland
    United States, 1993

    Recommended for ages 8 and up

    A lonely but enterprising young girl discovers a secret garden on her uncle’s isolated estate in this magical adaptation of the famed children’s novel. “Elegantly expressive . . . celebrating nature as a force for freedom” (New York Times).

    Introduction by Caroline Paul

  • The Circus

    • Saturday, April 22 3:30 PM
    Charlie Chaplin
    United States, 1928

    Recommended for ages 8 & up

    The Little Tramp becomes an accidental clown in this lesser-known but irresistibly funny Chaplin film.

  • Kirikou and the Wild Beasts

    • Saturday, March 18 3:30 PM
    Bénédicte Galup, Michel Ocelot
    France, 2005

    Recommended for ages 7 & up

    This vibrantly colorful animated sequel to the popular Kirikou and the Sorceress finds little Kirikou using his brains and heart to help his fellow African villagers. With a superb soundtrack by Youssou N’Dour and Manu Dibango.

  • The Adventures of Prince Achmed

    • Saturday, February 18 3:30 PM
    Lotte Reiniger
    Germany, 1926

    Hand-Tinted and Toned 35mm Print

    Recommended for ages 7 & up

     One of the world’s first animated feature films, Lotte Reiniger’s enchanting work uses intricate silhouettes made from cutout cardboard and thin sheets of lead to enact a tale from The Arabian Nights. 

  • The General

    • Saturday, January 21 3:30 PM
    Buster Keaton, Clyde Bruckman
    United States, 1926

    Digital Restoration

    Recommended for ages 7 & up

    Buster hops on board a train to save both it and his girl in this masterpiece of silent comedy, boasting some of the greatest stunts, spills, and laughs in all of film.