Presented by The Cinematheque's Education Department
ALL AGES WELCOME! ► Presented by The Cinematheque's Education Department, Cinema Sunday is an afternoon film program for children and their families.
Many of us share childhood movie memories of a moment when the safe world of a family film transformed and started to seem dangerous! An image or a soundscape created an impressionistic, hazy sense of a character or a scene that viscerally reminded us that the world wasn't quite safe. These moments and memories have inspired Cinema Sunday 2013: Family Frights.
We've assembled a year of family films sure to resurrect those childhood movie moments that haunt you still — films that walk the line between the happy world of the kids’ movie and the nerve-wracking world of childhood nightmares past. In the manner of Old World fairy tales, these stories prepare children for the transition into adolescence and the perils of the world. They’re not for the faintest of heart, but these creative, masterful stories give new meaning to the idea of the family film and family fun. We invite you and your kids to enjoy the artistry and magic of the some of the edgiest children's films of the past.
Films will be introduced by Vancouver film history teacher, critic, and children’s movie enthusiast Michael van den Bos.