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Union Square Awards
Support provided in part by the Union Square Awards, a project of the Tides Center,

NYSCA

The New York State Council on the Arts,

Union Square Awards
and public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.
 
 
Film Voyagers
For children ages 3 to 7 years old and their caregivers

Film Voyagers is a program of films for younger children age 3 to 7 and their caregivers: films from around the world --most animation -- geared toward a young audience. We will be showing children's programs from Nigeria, Germany, France, Congo, Latvia and other countries. No discussion for the wee ones, but a fun morning in a small, cozy movie theatre, with organic popcorn available. Subtitles will be read aloud by trained actors. Begins at 2pm. Most films run from 60 min. to 90 min.

Second Sunday of each month. Geared toward children ages 3-7, but enjoyable by all!

Priority admission for Maysles Cinema Family Members. $8 suggested donation for non-members.
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We also now offer a concurrent class "World Cinema Club: Film, Philosophy and Fun", for 7 to 11 year olds, starting with a free trial class on Sept 30th. 10 sessions on Sundays, 10am to 12pm, Sept 30 through December 16. Cost $250 with a 20% discount for Maysles Cinema Family Members. Scholarships Available. Email kidsfilms@mayslesinstitute.org to register, or go to our Education Film Club page for more details>

Our cinema, classroom and one of our restrooms are handicap accessible.
Feel free to call the Box Office at (212) 537-6843 or email kidsfilms@mayslesinstitute.org if you have any additional questions or concerns.
 
FILM VOYAGERS - PAST SCREENINGS:

SEPTEMBER 2012
Sunday,
Sept. 30th,
10:00 am
  Munk & Lemmy
Janis Cimemanis & Nils Skapans, 1994, approx. 70 min.
Munk & Lemmy is an award-winning series of stop-motion animation from the famed Latvian animation studio, Animacijas Brigade. Munk and Lemmy are best friends. Munk is a bear and Lemmy is, well something smaller and cute; a cross between a porcupine and an anteater. In this series of short films, Munk and Lemmy have hilarious hijinks, meeting an alien, a mouse, gathering fruit from trees and enjoying life. Although they emit noises, grunt and squeaks in Latvian, the films need no translation as their noises are universal. Visually compelling, Munk & Lemmy is one of the hallmark programs of Animacijas Brigade and it is through the studio's generosity that we are able to bring the lovable duo to the Maysles Cinema. Suitable for all ages.


We also now offer a concurrent class for 7 to 11 year olds, "World Cinema Club: Film, Philosophy and Fun", starting with a free trial class on Sept 30th. 10 sessions on Sundays, 10am to 12pm, September 30 through December 16. Cost $250 with a 20% discount for Maysles Cinema Family Members. Scholarships Available. Email kidsfilms@mayslesinstitute.org to register, or go to our Education Film Club page for more details>

 
Munk & Lemmy


Suggested
Admission:
$8

 
 

OCTOBER 2012
Sunday,
Oct. 21st,
10:00 am
  Congo in Harlem 4 and Film Voyagers
Part of the fourth annual series of Congo-related films and events at the Maysles Cinema in Harlem. Congo in Harlem showcases innovative work that celebrates Congolese culture, raises awareness about DR Congo's challenges, provokes dialogue, and encourages community engagement.

 

Jean Michel Kibushi



Suggested
Admission:
$8
  Film Voyagers: Children's Animation Program
Dir. Jean Michel Kibushi, 60 min.
A one-hour selection of Jean Michel Kibushi's animations intended for young children. This program is being offered as part of Maysles Cinema's Film Voyagers series, a weekly screening series for children aged 3-7 and their parents.


Popcorn and refreshments will be provided, and all subtitles will be read aloud by professional actors.
 
Wednesday,
Oct. 31st,
10:30 am


Suggested
Admission:
$8

  SPECIAL post-hurricane edition of the Film Voyagers series for kids!
A program of films catered towards younger children ages 3 to 6, and their caregivers. Subtitles read aloud by trained actors. Curated by Kay Dilday.
Priority admission for Maysles Cinema Family Members to Film Voyagers programs, and $8 suggested donation for non-members. Become a member>
 
 
Back by popular demand, Maysles Cinema will run three encore performances of the Film Voyager Film Series on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday to help families pass the post-Hurricane Sandy time in an enjoyable and informative way. These films are best for children between the ages of 3-6, but both younger and older children are welcome.

Our atmosphere is geared toward young viewers having their first or early film experiences and kids are allowed to talk (quietly) get up from their seats and engage in the way that works for them as long as they show respect for others and their enjoyment of the film.

Free to be You and Me

Dirs. Bill Davis, Len Steckler, Fred Wolf 1974, USA 50 min.
Come see the United States representative in a special post-hurricane edition of our Film Voyagers Series, the 1970s classic Free to Be You and Me. In 1974 Marlo Thomas enlisted her famous friends to make this groundbreaking film. Featuring animation, documentary, musical performances and more, Free to Be You and Me encouraged girls and boys to break free of gender stereotypes and brought children of all races together on screen. Forty years later, it still seems as fresh and invigorating as ever and features an enchanting duet by a young Michael Jackson and Roberta Flack; songs from Harry Belafonte and Marlo Thomas; Kris Kristofferson in a great 70s fireside song circle; voiceover from Alan Alda, and numerous animated segments, outdoor performances and interviews with young children. This is an amazing film that has endured the test of time. A real treat for all ages and particularly those who were young during the first showing! Many thanks to the Free to Be Foundation who have graciously given permission for this special showing.


 

NOVEMBER 2012
Thursday,
Nov. 1st,
10:30 am


Suggested
Admission:
$8

  SPECIAL post-hurricane edition of the Film Voyagers series for kids!
A program of films catered towards younger children ages 3 to 6, and their caregivers. Subtitles read aloud by trained actors. Curated by Kay Dilday.
Priority admission for Maysles Cinema Family Members to Film Voyagers programs, and $8 suggested donation for non-members. Become a member>
   
 
Back by popular demand, Maysles Cinema will run three encore performances of the Film Voyager Film Series on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday to help families pass the post-Hurricane Sandy time in an enjoyable and informative way. These films are best for children between the ages of 3-6, but both younger and older children are welcome.

Our atmosphere is geared toward young viewers having their first or early film experiences and kids are allowed to talk (quietly) get up from their seats and engage in the way that works for them as long as they show respect for others and their enjoyment of the film.

Bino and Fino

Adamu Waziri, 2011, 30 min.
Bino and Fino features an adorable sister and brother as they go about their daily life in Nigeria. Produced in Abuja, Nigeria, under the direction of its creator, architect turned animator, Adamu Waziri. Thanks to Adamu and his team for their generous permission to show Bino and Fino at Maysles Cinema. Suitable for all ages.


Friday,
Nov. 2nd,
10:30 am


Suggested
Admission:
$8

  SPECIAL post-hurricane edition of the Film Voyagers series for kids!
A program of films catered towards younger children ages 3 to 6, and their caregivers. Subtitles read aloud by trained actors. Curated by Kay Dilday.
Priority admission for Maysles Cinema Family Members to Film Voyagers programs, and $8 suggested donation for non-members. Become a member>
 
Munk & Lemmy
 
Back by popular demand, Maysles Cinema will run three encore performances of the Film Voyager Film Series on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday to help families pass the post-Hurricane Sandy time in an enjoyable and informative way. These films are best for children between the ages of 3-6, but both younger and older children are welcome.

Our atmosphere is geared toward young viewers having their first or early film experiences and kids are allowed to talk (quietly) get up from their seats and engage in the way that works for them as long as they show respect for others and their enjoyment of the film.

Munk & Lemmy

Janis Cimemanis & Nils Skapans, 1994, approx. 70 min.
Munk & Lemmy is an award-winning series of stop-motion animation from the famed Latvian animation studio, Animacijas Brigade. Munk and Lemmy are best friends. Munk is a bear and Lemmy is, well something smaller and cute; a cross between a porcupine and an anteater. In this series of short films, Munk and Lemmy have hilarious hijinks, meeting an alien, a mouse, gathering fruit from trees and enjoying life. Although they emit noises, grunt and squeaks in Latvian, the films need no translation as their noises are universal. Visually compelling, Munk & Lemmy is one of the hallmark programs of Animacijas Brigade and it is through the studio's generosity that we are able to bring the lovable duo to the Maysles Cinema. Suitable for all ages.


 

NOVEMBER 2012
Sunday,
Nov. 11th,
10:00 am
  Jungle Beat
2005, South Africa, 65 min.
A series of unique episodes that focus on a variety of animals and the rather bizarre things they encounter. Hilarity ensues as the animals face their awkward difficulties, such as a bee struggling to get to grips with an allergy to pollen, a giraffe trying to overcome a fear of heights and a tortoise breaking free from his shell!


 


Suggested
Admission:
$8
 
 

FEBRUARY 2013
Sunday,
Feb. 10th,
2:00 pm
  Kirikou and the Wild Beasts
Michel Ocelot and Benedicte Galup, 2005, 95 mins. Senegal
Tiny Senegalese hero Kirikou is back in this sumptuous follow-up to the universally beloved Kirikou and the Sorceress. Using his wits and speed, brave Kirikou once again sets out to thwart the evil Sorceress Karaba and save his village from supernatural and environmental perils. Comprised of 4 short segments and based on traditional West African folk tales, Kirikou and the Wild Beast shows how the smallest and most valiant of heroes can overcome the fiercest of beasts. Directed by world-acclaimed animation masters Michel Ocelot and Bénédicte Galup, this multi-million dollar feature was produced by Didier Brunier (The Triplets of Belleville). Kirikou and the Wild Beast evokes the beauty of traditional West African village life through its inspired palette of ambers, ochers, and brightly colored patterns. In addition, the film features a lush soundtrack that brings together the internationally renowned African musicians Youssou N Dour, from Senegal, Rokia Traore, from Mali, and Manu Dibango, from Cameroon.
Note: Women Are Shown in Traditional Attire (Sarongs Only), and Children Wear No Clothing.


 


Suggested
Admission:
$8
 
 

MARCH 2013
Sunday,
Mar. 10th,
2:00 pm
  Junior And Karlsson
Boris Stepantsev, 1969, 40 min Russia
Karlsson-on-the-Roof (Swedish: Karlsson på taket) is a fictional character in a series of children's books created by Swedish author Astrid Lindgren. The cartoon adaptation became popularised in the USSR with its release in the 1970s. To this day, the adaptations are still celebrated as an integral part of the Russian cartoon industry, with Karlsson being recognised as a national icon, together with Cheburashka and other such characters.


Винни-Пух (Winnie-the-Pooh)
Fyodor Khitruk, 1969, 20 min Russia

Based on Chapter 1 of the original Winnie The Pooh story.

 


Suggested
Admission:
$8
 
 

APRIL 2013
Sunday,
Apr. 14th,
2:00 pm
  Juanito Jones
2002, 53 min Spain
Juanito uses his imagination to travel on fantastic adventures and confronts all sorts of dangerous situations and always remembers never to use violence. Instead, he uses wit, skill, intelligence and help from his friend Sombra, a loveable teddy bear.


 


Suggested
Admission:
$8
 
 

MAY 2013
Sunday,
May 12th,
2:00 pm
  The Adventures of Reksio
Halina Filek, 2004, 65 min. Poland
Journey with Reksio as he encounters new friends and faces new adventures. The Adventures of Reksio is among the most famous children's cartoons in Poland.
Reksio is a Polish cartoon character created by director Lechosław Marszałek. The cartoon consists of 65 episodes that were made from 1967 to 1988 in a Cartoon Movies Studio (Studio Filmów Rysunkowych) in Bielsko-Biała. All episodes describe adventures of a friendly, terrier dog named Reksio, with his animal friends - hens, cats, other dogs and their owners. While the film is of Polish origin, there is no dialogue in the series, making it accessible for all viewers.


 


Suggested
Admission:
$8
 
 
The Maysles Cinema is located at:
343 Malcolm X Boulevard / Lenox Avenue (between 127th and 128th Streets)