This November, we’re pleased to present a weekend-long showcase of classic and new cinematic works that speak to the experiences and curiosity of young people. My First Film Fest is the Film Society’s home for the next generation of movie lovers, nurturing the sense of discovery, excitement, and education of the film festival experience while shining a light on the indelible significance of the moving image. This year’s slate includes premieres of outstanding recent offerings from around the world alongside repertory classics that exemplify turning points in film history. Featuring free educational screenings as well as in-cinema discussions and introductions, this is an opportunity for children, teenagers, and young adults alike to actively engage with our growing film culture.
Adeline Monzier, UniFrance; Irena Kovarova; Shout Factory
Note: All My First Film Fest screenings will take place at the Francesca Beale Theater at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center.
New York Premiere · Q&A with director Samuel CollardeySet amidst the dazzling, otherworldly landscapes of arctic Greenland, this richly human documentary—about the unexpected bond between a Danish teacher and an Inuit boy—celebrates our capacity for cross-cultural connection.
New York Premiere · Q&A with director Gustavo SteinbergAn intrepid 10-year-old boy sets out to save his city from a pandemic of (literally) paralyzing fear in this dazzling animated adventure, a child’s-eye parable for our anxiety-ridden times.
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3+ Film Package – Tickets just $9 Members / $10 Students, Seniors, and Persons with Disabilities / $13 General Public.
Young Movie Lover All Access Package – 17 or under? See every film in the festival for just $25!
Note: Member complimentary tickets can be used for this series.
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