For the Kids: The November Edition

 

Good grief, look what you missed! Keep checking the Film Forum Jr. calendar for more can’t miss classics. | Image courtesy of Film Forum

Film Forum Jr. | This series of classic films fit for kids and their families returns, each Saturday and Sunday at 11am. On November 9/10, 1973’s American Graffiti is pre-Star Wars George Lucas’ depiction of what life was like for teens in the early 1960s. Featuring a pre-Happy Days Ron Howard and a pre-Star Wars Harrison Ford, Film Forum rightly refers to this as the “film that launched a thousand careers.” Nov. 16/17, a new 4K restoration of Thoroughly Modern Millie screens. This George Roy Hill-directed 1967 feature finds a 1920s flapper (Julie Andrews) meeting a small-town newcomer (Mary Tyler Moore). Also starring Carol Channing! Nov. 23/24, the holiday season is officially in full swing, when the 1947 classic Miracle on 34th Street screens. Oscar-winning Edmund Gwenn’s white-bearded Kris Kringle, Film Forum notes, “is just right for Macy’s Santa – but what if he thinks he really is Santa?” Maureen O’Hara and Natalie Wood as a skeptical mother and her true believer daughter are among the standouts in a perfectly cast cast. Closing out the month, To Kill a Mockingbird screens Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. Gregory Peck stars as Atticus Finch in Harper Lee’s Depression-era classic about a lawyer defending an accused black man in the Deep South while dealing with prejudices all around him, including those of his own children. All tickets to Film Forum Jr. screenings are $9 (children and adults). Film Forum is located at 209 W. Houston St. (w. of 6th Ave.). For the full schedule, visit www.filmforum.org.

 

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