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A Story of Children and Film

Directed by Mark Cousins

Part of Free First Saturday: The Big Screen

Following the international success of The Story of Film: An Odyssey, filmmaker Mark Cousins turns his unique, critical eye to youth and childhood in cinema. A Story of Children and Film is the world’s first movie about kids in global cinema, offering a passionate, poetic portrait of the adventures of childhood—its surrealism, loneliness, fun, destructiveness, and vitality—as seen through 53 great films from 25 countries. From critical and commercial hits such as E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and Moonrise Kingdom to well-known classics The Red Balloon and The 400 Blows, it also features dozens of rarely seen masterpieces. A Story of Children and Film is at once an eye-opener and a celebration of both childhood and the movies. 2013, UK, digital, 101 minutes. Recommended for ages 8 and up.

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