FESTIVAL HOME    GKIDS FILMS

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO VISIT OUR NEW TICKETING PAGE.

CLICK HERE to receive notifications for added screenings
!

select my school or organization

sort by theater

OR - sort by age

OR - sort by date

CLICK THEATER NAME FOR MAP AND DIRECTIONS

DGA Theater - 110 W 57th St
IFC Center - 323 6th Ave
Scholastic - 557 Broadway
SVA Theatre - 333 W 23rd St
Tribeca Cinemas - 54 Varick St
Village East - 189 2nd Ave



A Letter To Momo
Japan, Hiroyuki Okiura, 2014, 120 min
Recommended Ages: 8 to Adult (In English)
New York Times Critics' Pick!
"Stunning!" "Takes your breath away!"

Now in English, NYICFF Grand Prize winner A LETTER TO MOMO is a wonderfully expressive and beautifully hand drawn tale that combines bursts of whimsy and kinetic humor with deep felt emotion and drama.


screen shot
screen shot
Date Theater Buy Tickets
Wed Jul 30 IFC CENTER
Thu Jul 31 IFC CENTER
Fri Aug 1 IFC CENTER
Sat Aug 2 IFC CENTER
Sun Aug 3 IFC CENTER
Mon Aug 4 IFC CENTER
Tue Aug 5 IFC CENTER
Tales of the Night
France, Michel Ocelot, 2012, 84 min
Recommended Ages: 5 to Adult (In English)
"Instantly timeless! A triumph!" - Variety
From Michel Ocelot, director of Kirikou and the Sorceress and Azur & Asmar, comes a magical and visually stunning new 3D feature. Silhouetted characters are set off against exquisitely detailed Day-Glo backgrounds bursting with color and kaleidoscopic patterns, as the film weaves together six exotic fables each unfolding in a unique locale, from Tibet, to medieval Europe, to the Land of the Dead. In Ocelot’s storytelling, history blends with fairytale as viewers are whisked off to visit enchanted lands full of dragons, shape-shifting werewolves, captive princesses, and enormous talking bees - and each fable ends with its own ironic twist.

SPECIAL OFFER FOR HOLIDAY MATINEES - $4 off adult ticket price plus free full-size theatrical poster (one per family, while supplies last) at 11am screenings from Wednesday to Sunday. (Normal 3D pricing is $18 adult, $14 child/senior)


screen shot
screen shot
Date Theater Buy Tickets
Thu Jul 31 VILLAGE EAST CINEMA
Ernest & Celestine
France, Renner/ Patar/ Aubier, 2014, 79 min
Recommended Ages: 5 to Adult (In English)
New York Times Critics' Pick!
"Extraordinary!" "Unforgettable!" "Just about perfect!"

Don't miss the Oscar-nominated Ernest & Celestine, featuring Forest Whitaker, Mackenzie Foy, Lauren Bacall, Paul Giamatti, William H. Macy, Megan Mullally, Nick Offerman, and Jeffrey Wright.


screen shot
screen shot
Date Theater Buy Tickets
Sat Aug 2 VILLAGE EAST CINEMA
Tue Aug 5 VILLAGE EAST CINEMA
Thu Aug 7 VILLAGE EAST CINEMA
Eleanor’s Secret
France, Dominique Monfery, 2009, 76 min
Recommended Ages: 3 to 8 (In English)
In this colorfully animated film perfect for our youngest audiences, characters from classic fairytales and children’s books come alive to help a young boy learn to read. Nat has fond memories of his eccentric Aunt Eleanor reading to him from her enormous collection of storybooks, but is frustrated and embarrassed by his inability to read the books himself. So he is less than thrilled when his aunt leaves him the keys to her attic library – and he rejects the gift. But just as Nat’s parents are selling the collection to a shady antiques dealer, Nat discovers that the library is magical – the books housed in the attic are all original first editions of history’s most popular fairy tales, and the characters come to life! Now with the help of Alice in Wonderland, the Ogre, Peter Pan and others, he must get back the books and learn to read an ancient spell to keep the characters alive for future generations of children. Eleanor’s Secret is a beautifully designed, rollicking adventure in which a boy’s ability to read not only sets his imagination free, but saves the day! "Charming! Imaginative!" - Variety


screen shot
screen shot
Date Theater Buy Tickets
Sat Aug 9 VILLAGE EAST CINEMA
Tue Aug 12 VILLAGE EAST CINEMA
Thu Aug 14 VILLAGE EAST CINEMA
My Neighbor Totoro
Japan, Hayao Miyazaki, 1988, 86 min
Recommended Ages: All Ages
One of the most endearing and internationally renowned films of all time, a film that Roger Ebert called “one of the five best movies” ever made for children, My Neighbor Totoro is a deceptively simple tale of two girls, Satsuki and Mei, who move with their father to a new house in the countryside. They soon discover that the surrounding forests are home to a family of Totoros, gentle but powerful creatures who live in a huge and ancient camphor tree and are seen only by children. Based on Miyazaki’s own childhood imaginings, Totoros look like oversized pandas with bunny ears and they take the girls on spinning-top rides through the tree tops and introduce them to a furry, multi-pawed Catbus--a nod to Lewis Carroll's Cheshire Cat.

But beneath the film's playfulness and narrative simplicity lie depths of wisdom. As with much of Miyazaki’s work, at its core My Neighbor Totoro is about human-kind's relationship to the Earth. The film is infused with an almost spiritual reverence for the power of nature (a philosophy tied to the ancient Shinto belief that every object in nature has a soul). Everything that surrounds us, from light-dappled tree groves, to the marvelous clouds, echoes the density and lusciousness of life. Protected by the Totoros, we know no harm will come to our two heroines in the forest's sunlit glades and mysterious shadows. The girls may be awed by the power and majesty around them but they understand instinctively that nature has no malice. The viewer is left with a sense of wonder at the beauty, mystery and preciousness of the world all around us.

For show times 6pm and later, the film will be shown in Japanese with English subtitles. Morning and afternoon screenings will be screened in the English language version - featuring the voices of XXXXXXXXX.


screen shot
Date Theater Buy Tickets
Sat Aug 16 VILLAGE EAST CINEMA
Tue Aug 19 VILLAGE EAST CINEMA
Thu Aug 21 VILLAGE EAST CINEMA
NYICFF Kid Flix Mix 2014
Various, Various, 2012, 60 min
Recommended Ages: 4 to 10
See the Best of New York Int'l Children's Film Festival 2014 in one screening! For ages 4-8, this program includes Monstersymfonie, My Mom is an Airplane, The Lovely Letter L, and more!

Complete lineup:


screen shot
screen shot
Date Theater Buy Tickets
Sat Aug 23 VILLAGE EAST CINEMA
Tue Aug 26 VILLAGE EAST CINEMA
Thu Aug 28 VILLAGE EAST CINEMA
Nocturna
France, Adria Garcia/Victor Maldonado, 2007, 80 min
Recommended Ages: 5 to Adult (In English)
Visually stunning and wildly inventive, this film explores the mystery of the night in a sweeping nocturnal adventure full of Alice in Wonderland-like characters and moody, dream-inspired landscapes. Have you ever wondered why your hair looks funny in the morning or where the sounds outside your window come from at night? A young boy named Tim finds out after an unusual discovery on the rooftop of his orphanage plunges him into the secret world of Nocturna, inhabited by curious creatures who control the night.


screen shot
screen shot
Date Theater Buy Tickets
Sat Aug 30 VILLAGE EAST CINEMA
Tue Sep 2 VILLAGE EAST CINEMA
Thu Sep 4 VILLAGE EAST CINEMA
ABOUT GKIDS|CONTACT|PRIVACY|TERMS & CONDITIONS