Category: movies + media

Going to the Movies…2012 TIFF Kids International Film Festival

Going to the Movies…2012 TIFF Kids International Film Festival

[ 0 ] April 16, 2012 |

Just wanted to let you know that Kidoinfo will be taking a break from posting this week. We are taking a road trip to the TIFF Kids International Film Festival — first time attending a festival other than our beloved Providence Children’s Film Festival. Part vacation (fueling our family’s film passion) and part work as we will be interviewing people in the industry and previewing films for the 2013 Providence Children’s Film Festival.

While we’re gone, check out…

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Reading and watching Dr. Seuss The Lorax

Reading and watching Dr. Seuss The Lorax

[ 0 ] March 16, 2012 |

My boys recently saw the animated film, The Lorax. They did not go in with high expectations for the film, more for the fun of seeing a movie with good friends and curious to how the beloved Dr. Seuss book with the same name would be adapted to the big screen. One of my sons liked it more than he thought (read review below), the other one not so much (review to follow).

I didn’t see the film but have read the book and love the way Dr. Seuss weaves a story that combines serious issues/conflicts and the repercussions that ensue depending on what the characters choose to do beckoning the reader to think about what they might do in the same situation…

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Family Matters: Watching Movies with Children

Family Matters: Watching Movies with Children

[ 0 ] February 17, 2012 |

Get to know your children through film. More often than we like to admit, parents use visual media (film) as a way to spend time away from their kids. We suggest parents use film as a reason to spend time with their kids. More than just a chance to spend a few hours together, this shared experience may lead to interesting discussions and discovery about the movie-making process, life, human behavior, and the consequences our actions have on our family, friends and the world around us.

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Join us at the Providence Children’s Film Festival February 16-21, 2012

Join us at the Providence Children’s Film Festival February 16-21, 2012

[ 1 ] February 6, 2012 |

The only film festival in New England dedicated to children’s films offers quality independent movie alternatives to children and teens.

The Providence Children’s Festival hosts 6 days of films, workshops and presentations for children, youth and teens at 3 locations in downtown Providence. Watch exciting and engaging high-quality, international films, animation, and documentaries. Tickets are $7.50 general admission; $5.00 children, students, seniors which includes free admission on Saturday and Sunday (only) to the RISD Museum. Films and events at RISD Metcalf Auditorium are free with the exception of Opening night (Tickets are $15.00 adult; $10.00 children.) Discount family packages are available.

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Special Advance Screening: BIG MIRACLE

Special Advance Screening: BIG MIRACLE

[ 21 ] January 17, 2012 |

SPECIAL ADVANCE SCREENING!
Kidoinfo is giving readers the chance to win a family four-pack of passes to the advance screening of Universal Pictures’ BIG MIRACLE being held on Saturday, January 28 at at 10:00AM at Showcase Providence Place Cinema.

I have 5 family four packs to give away. Just tell me why you (or your children) love the ocean in the comments below and I will randomly select 5 winners on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at Noon EST.

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Mark Your Calendar! Third Annual Providence Children’s Film Festival Set for February 16-21, 2012

Mark Your Calendar! Third Annual Providence Children’s Film Festival Set for February 16-21, 2012

[ 0 ] January 4, 2012 |

Six days of films and workshops in the Creative Capital

Now entering its third year, Rhode Island’s first and only festival dedicated to children’s films returns to Providence February 16-21, 2012. The Providence Children’s Film Festival (PCFF) expands this year to six days and three venues, offering families and film fans shared theatrical experiences of even more high-quality, independent and international films, animation, documentaries, film-making workshops and presentations. The Festival features films for children and youth between ages 3-18, with provided guidance for content and age appropriateness.

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Movie Review: Hugo directed by Martin Scorsese

Movie Review: Hugo directed by Martin Scorsese

[ 1 ] November 23, 2011 |

My boys and I adore Brian Selznick’s award winning book The Invention of Hugo Cabret. Not your typical children’s book, the story is told through a series of wordless pencil illustrations alternated by pictureless pages of text. Each section so captivating you are pulled through the story at a breathtaking pace in order to discover hidden secrets and how the characters connect in the end. Woven into the story is the history of film, paying tribute to the esteemed silent filmmaker, George Méliès .

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Holiday Family Film Preview

Holiday Family Film Preview

[ 1 ] November 8, 2011 |

The holidays are full of films marketed to kids. Depending on children’s age, tastes, or whether the film is any good, some are better saved for DVD rental or not worth watching. My family loves movies if they entertain, educate, and/or inspire us. Read on for our top holiday picks and fun homework worth doing prior to seeing these films.

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Unplug During Screen-Free Week

Unplug During Screen-Free Week

[ 1 ] April 16, 2011 |

By Megan Fischer, Director of Communications, Providence Children’s Museum Shut down the video games, turn off the TV and step away from your screens — April 18-24 is Screen-Free Week! This national celebration, which coincides this year with school vacation, is presented by Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood and encourages children, families, schools and communities […]

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Going to the movies!

Going to the movies!

[ 0 ] February 18, 2011 |

Some kids love Legos, building and re-building structures for hours and some kids are “nature buffs” always digging in dirt and identifying bugs in the backyard. I was a crafty kid making things whenever possible when I was young, even now. My boys? Film-obsessed and have been ever since they saw their first film at age 3. TV shows or computer games are of little interest to them but movie watching, making, and all the trivia is their passion.

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