Category: movies + media

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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Join the fun! 2011 PCFF Opening Day & Night Events planned for February 17th!

Join the fun! 2011 PCFF Opening Day & Night Events planned for February 17th!

[ 0 ] February 13, 2011 |

Come celebrate film and families with the 2011 Providence Children’s Film Festival. Two great events planned for opening day! 
Let the fun begin! 

In the afternoon: PCFF 2011 will kick off on February 17 at 4:15 pm in the RISD Metcalf Auditorium with a panopoly of fun (if brief) films. YOUR SHORTS ARE SHOWIN’, Elementary Edition is a free showing of fun shorts that will even include some kid-made films.


In the evening: Celebrate at the opening night party (starting at 5:30pm), featuring a screening of the beautiful animated feature ELEANOR’S SECRET (French film dubbed in English, suitable for all ages). Join PCFF friends and supporters for this jolly kick-off! Tickets required.

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2011 PCFF Sneak Peak: EEP!

2011 PCFF Sneak Peak: EEP!

[ 0 ] February 8, 2011 |

Take a sneak peak at one of the films showing at the upcoming 2011 Providence Children’s Film Festival. Many more films for all ages will be shown during the festival. Some free and some require paid tickets. For more details and to purchase advance tickets, visit the PCFF website.

SNEAK PEEK: EEP!

Like nothing you have ever seen before, this live action film utilizes limited special effects to create maximum emotional impact. It’s a gentle fable about a sweet bird-girl whose unexpected appearance in the lives of plain old humans inspires many happy discoveries. The bird-girl is played by Kenadie Jourdin-Bromley, who suffers from primordial dwarfism, a rare disease. Not expected to live more than a few days, Kenadie is now 8 years old and an international movie star, featured in a well-regarded documentary and now the star of this wonderful film.

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2011 PCFF Sneak Peak: SUMMER WARS

2011 PCFF Sneak Peak: SUMMER WARS

[ 0 ] February 7, 2011 |

Take a sneak peak at one of the films showing at the upcoming 2011 Providence Children’s Film Festival. Many more films for all ages will be shown during the festival. Some free and some require paid tickets. For more details and to purchase advance tickets, visit the PCFF website.

SUMMER WARS: 2011 Providence Children’s Film Festival is proud to present this 2010 Academy Award entry for Best Animated Feature. This cyberpunk/sci-fi mix is a visual tour-de-force that presents the Internet as conceived by artist Takashi Murakami.

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More than just movie watching. Workshops planned for 2011 Providence Children’s Film Festival.

More than just movie watching. Workshops planned for 2011 Providence Children’s Film Festival.

[ 0 ] February 4, 2011 |

The 2011 Providence Children’s Film Festival is more than just great movies: PCFF runs educational workshops to give children from across the community a chance to explore their own creativity. This year, the festival will feature free drop-in art workshops sponsored by RISD Museum.  In association with AS220, PCFF is proud to offer Spoken Word […]

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2011 PCFF Sneak Peak: ELEANOR’S SECRET

2011 PCFF Sneak Peak: ELEANOR’S SECRET

[ 0 ] February 1, 2011 |

Here’s a sneak peak at one the films that will be shown during the 2011 Providence Children’s Film Festival, February 17-22nd. The 2011 Providence Children’s Film Festival is delighted to announce the Southern New England premiere of Eleanor’s Secret, a beautiful animated feature. When his old aunt dies and leaves 7 year-old Nathaniel her huge book collection, he discovers the books shelter all the heroes of children’s literature. Nathaniel finds he must brave everything to save his tiny friends from being destroyed forever.

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2011 PCFF Tickets Available Online Starting February 1st!

2011 PCFF Tickets Available Online Starting February 1st!

[ 0 ] January 31, 2011 |

No more “Sold Out Blues” for Providence Children’s Film Festival (PCFF) fans! Advanced online ticketing for the 2011 Providence Children’s Film Festival begins February 1. This year’s festival runs February 17-21, 2011. Seating is limited. Tickets for shows that have not sold out will be available at venue on day of show. Adult tickets are $7.50, children $5. Special thanks to the RISD Museum: ticketholders receive free admission to the museum on the weekend of the festival!

We will be posting some sneak peaks of our favorite films, special events and workshops in the weeks leading up to the festival. Hope to see you at the movies!

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