5th Annual International Children’s Film Festival at The Loft, starting July 23 for 9 days – all for freeMonday, July 18th, 2011
Showing at the Loft Cinema presented by Tucson Medical Center, http://www.loftcinema.com/node/2373, 3233 E. Speedway.
July 23 to July 31, 10 a.m. every morning, all for FREE. 9 days of great children’s films in a large, cool venue. Plus free popcorn.
Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult, please. Note free book “Holes” at showing on July 28, while supplies last.
THE MOVIE LINE-UP:
(Featuring great short films from around the world before every feature)
Saturday, July 23
(1982, 127 min., live action, rated G)
The world’s favorite plucky redhead sings and dances her way from Miss Hannigan’s orphanage to Daddy Warbuck’s mansion, while still finding time to battle the bad guys, hang out with her faithful dog Sandy and dream about what might happen “Tomorrow!”
All the words to all the songs will be up on the screen so you can sing-a-long to such classic tunes as “It’s the Hard Knock Life,” “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile” and “Tomorrow!”
Sunday, July 24
WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT?
(1988, 104 min., live action / animated, rated PG)
It’s wild fun in Toontown when tough guy detective Eddie Valiant joins forces with cartoon superstar Roger Rabbit and his bombshell wife Jessica to find out who framed the bunny … but can they solve the mystery in time to save the residents of Toontown from destruction by the evil Judge Doom?
Monday, July 25
THE SEVENTH VOYAGE OF SINBAD
(1958, 88 min., live action, rated G)
Join the heroic Sinbad on his grand swashbuckling adventure involving a tiny princess, a fire-breathing dragon, a very angry Cyclops and an equally crabby two-headed monster bird! Featuring amazing stop-motion special effects from legendary artist Ray Harryhausen, this was the very first installment of the beloved Sinbad movie series!
Tuesday, July 26
SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON
(1960, 126 min., live action, rated G)
Disney’s spectacular screen version of the classic novel by Johann David Wyss chronicles the courageous exploits of the Robinson family after they’re shipwrecked on a desert island. With little hope of rescue, they must band together as a family in order to overcome an avalanche of obstacles while trying to create a new home for themselves, but can they defeat the cutthroat pirates who want to destroy their makeshift paradise?
Wednesday, July 27th
(2010, France, dubbed in English, 80 min., animated, Not Rated / All Ages)
In this new animated feature from France, a young boy who can’t read discovers his eccentric Aunt Eleanor’s magic library, which serves as a shelter for all the heroes found in children’s literature. When an evil book dealer tries to obtain all the books in the library, such characters as Little Red Riding Hood and Peter Pan come to life and the boy must learn to read and stop the book dealer’s nasty plan in order to save the characters from extinction, since without the magic library, they will cease to exist. But a wicked fairy from one of the books has shrunk the boy to miniature size, so how will he be able to save his new friends and their stories for future generations of readers?
Thursday, July 28th
(2003, 117 min., live action, rated PG)
With FREE copies of the book for those in attendance, while supplies last!
Louis Sachar’s award-winning book comes to life in this phenomenally fun, adventure-filled Disney movie. Dogged by bad luck stemming from an ancient family curse, young Stanley (Shia LaBeouf) is sent to Camp Green Lake, a very weird place that’s not green and doesn’t have a lake. Once there, he’s thrown headlong into the adventure of his life when he and his colorful campmates — Squid, Armpit, Zigzag, Magnet, X-Ray, and Zero — must dig a hole a day to keep the nasty warden at bay. But why? Through it all, Stanley and company must forge fast friendships as they try to unearth the mystery of what’s really going on in the middle of nowhere.
This screening is made possible by the generous support of Bookmans Entertainment Exchange and the Pima County Public Library!
Friday, July 29th
KING KONG / THE ORIGINAL VERSION
(1933, 100 min., live action, Not Rated / All Ages)
A movie crew on a filmmaking expedition discovers a mysterious island full of incredible wonders (and dangers), including long-lost dinosaurs, fantastic creatures and of course, a giant ape known as King Kong! When Kong falls for the movie’s beautiful blonde starlet, things start to get hairy, but when the movie crew decides to take the big ape back to civilization, things really go bananas as Kong tries to destroy New York City! Packed with thrills, chills and amazing special effects that still seem special almost eight decades later, this is THE all-time classic monster movie, and one of the most famous films ever made!
Saturday, July 30
THE SECRET OF NIMH
(1982, 82 min., animated, rated G)
Based on the classic children’s book Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, this beautifully animated adventure stars Mrs. Brisby, a mild-mannered mother mouse with a plan to move Heaven and Earth (or at least her house and home) to save her family from Farmer Fitzgibbon’s plow! Along the way she gets some help from a lovelorn Crow, a busybody neighbor mouse and a fearsome Great Owl. Unfortunately, Mrs. Brisby will need an engineering miracle to hoist her home, and for that she must face a mysterious rat, fend off a ferocious cat and claim a magic amulet! But when Mrs. Brisby discovers the astounding secret of NIMH…it could change her life forever!
Sunday, July 31
(1995, 89 min., live action, rated G)
This Oscar-winning family classic tells the hilarious and heartwarming story of a shy Yorkshire piglet who doesn’t quite know his place in the world. But when Farmer Hoggett (James Cromwell) wins him at the county fair, Babe discovers that he can be anything he wants to be – even an award-winning sheepdog! With the help of a delightful assortment of talking barnyard friends and a chorus of singing mice, the heroic little pig is headed for the challenge of his life in this endearing and fun-filled tale. “That’ll do pig, that’ll do.”
PLUS: Fantastic short films before each feature! And don’t forget to enter our FREE DAILY RAFFLE to win FABULOUS SURPRISES!
The TUCSON INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL receives additional support from Bear Essential News, Bookmans Entertainment Exchange, KGUN 9′s The Morning Blend, Pima County Public Library and Tucson Federal Credit Union.