Film Forum Jr.: Little Fugitive
February 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Suggested Ages: 4-5, 6-7, 8-10, 11-14, 15-18, Adult Friendly
See Morris Engel’s 1953 kid-friendly masterpiece that helped usher in the New Wave. With a concealed custom-made 35mm camera legendary photographer Engel captured seven-year-old Brooklynite Richie Andrusco hiding out among unknowing crowds in Coney Island as he rides the merry-go-round, takes a cowboy photo, tries out his swings in the batting cage, scarfs down hot dogs, soda, watermelon, and corn on the cob, and gets hooked on the pony ride.
Barbra Streisand directs and stars in this story of “a young Jewish woman in Eastern Europe at the turn of the century who must disguise herself as a boy in order to fulfill her dream and get an education. Isaac Bashevis Singer’s simple short story is handled with love and…
“Jim Henson puts his own spin on another classic story, Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island, with Kermit as Captain Smollett and Miss Piggy as Benjamina Gunn, plus Tim Curry as the scurrilous Long John Silver… A bloodless way to be introduced to one of literature’s most full-blooded stories.” – Leonard Maltin’s Family…
The Marx Brothers come to the rescue in the Wild West when a young man, trying to settle an old family feud so he can marry the girl he loves, runs afoul of crooks.