I have been wanting to have an International Children’s Film Series at Zeitgeist forever, but because we shared the open space with a coffee shop and a hair salon, we couldn’t do matinees before 5:30 pm nightly.
So, our upcoming move over Mardi Gras to the new Zeitgeist Theatre & Lounge, 6621 St. Claude Ave, Arabi, LA 70032 is the premiere of a new weekly series of International Children’s Films, MOVIE DAYS.
Zeitgeist will be located on a two-block “arts campus” assembled by the Meraux Foundation as a public interest project to accelerate the growth of the Old Arabi Cultural District and improve the economy and quality of life of St. Bernard Parish. The stretch also includes Studio Inferno and St. Claude Arts, a collection of studios and galleries.
Here is the initial slate of films for MOVIE DAYS:
Opens March 8: MIRAI, Golden Globe nominee – Best Animated Feature. When four-year-old Kun meets his new baby sister, his world is turned upside down. Named Mirai (meaning “future”), the baby quickly wins the hearts of Kun’s entire family. Kun becomes increasingly jealous of baby Mirai… until one day he encounters strange guests from the past and future – including his sister Mirai, as a teenager. From acclaimed Japanese anime director Mamoru Hosoda. This film kicks of Zeitgeist’s new International Children’s Film series MOVIE DAYS.
Opens March 15: THE BIG BAD FOX & OTHER TALES, An hilarious, heartwarming tale of animal misfits from France. The countryside isn’t always as calm and peaceful as it’s made out to be, a delightful triptych about a fox who mothers a family of chicks, a rabbit who plays the stork, and a duck who wants to be Santa Claus. Screens as part of our new International Children’s Films series MOVIE DAYS.
Opens March 22: MARY AND THE WITCH’S FLOWER, This Japanese animated film is based on Mary Stewart’s 1971 classic children’s book The Little Broomstick, Mary and The Witch’s Flower is an action-packed film full of jaw-dropping imaginative worlds, ingenious characters, and the simple, heartfelt story of a young girl trying to find a place in the world. Featuring the voices of Ruby Barnhill and Academy Award®-winners Kate Winslet and Jim Broadbent. Screens as part of our new International Children’s Films series MOVIE DAYS.
Opens March 29: NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL TOUR: KID FLICKS ONE, gives a warm welcome to all budding cinephiles with this lively international lineup of fun. Kick off the festivities with good hygiene and great dubstep in Party Mouth (USA), then let your hair—or, er fur—down and hang loose in I Want to Live in the Zoo (Russia). And, even if you get into a tangle, there will be someone to catch and cheer you on with the charming If You Fall (Canada). Recommended ages 3 to 7, in English. Screens as part of our new International Children’s Films series MOVIE DAYS.
Opens April 5: NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL TOUR: KID FLICKS TWO, clever, thought-provoking films sure to inspire audiences ages 8+ to expand their horizons. In the Grand Prize award-winner Game (USA), AJ has the drive to excel but must push through obstacles to get there. Meanwhile, teamwork takes on different stripes when an odd couple of bears are forced to work together in the hilarious stop-motion short Poles Apart (UK). Plus, the CG-animated wonder Gokurōsama (France) bridges cultures and generations by showing us that even in an automated age, a little human touch can still work wonders. English with some subtitles. Screens as part of our new International Children’s Films series MOVIE DAYS.
Opens April 12: NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL TOUR: VIVA KID FLICKS, a Spanish-language program of animated, documentary, and live action films full of warmth, wit, and the cultural richness of our friends and neighbors to the south: Mexico. Co-curated with Mexico’s Morelia International Film Festival. All films are in Spanish with English subtitles or no dialogue, perfect for Spanish learners, speakers, and all seekers of fun, artistic, and enriching cultural experiences, ages 7+. Screens as part of our new International Children’s Films series MOVIE DAYS.
Admission: $8 general admission / $7 students or seniors / $6 Zeitgeist members or children 16 and under.
For school or other group discounts please contact Rene Broussard @ (504) 352-1150 or firstname.lastname@example.org.