Saturday Stories

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In a continuing effort to open our space to younger moviegoers and make the Nick experience more inclusive, we are launching Saturday Stories, a monthly family-friendly series.  

We are excited to launch this series as part of an effort to create more family spaces downtown.  Saturday Stories will bring the best in national and international youth film to Columbia, entertain and educate our future, and introduce kids to the world of cinema.

Schedule

Nov 10

Ponyo

Welcome to a world where anything is possible! Academy Award®–winning director Hayao Miyazaki brings to life a heartwarming and imaginative telling of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairy tale The Little Mermaid.

A young boy named Sosuke rescues a goldfish named Ponyo, and they embark on a fantastic journey of friendship and discovery before Ponyo’s father, a powerful sorcerer, forces her to return to her home in the sea. In her quest to become human and reunite with Sosuke, Ponyo releases her father’s magical Water of Life and triggers a gigantic storm. Now, the balance must be restored.

We will be screening the version with English dubbing, starring Tina Fey, Liam Neeson, and Noah Cyrus.

Dec 15

The Polar Express

When a doubting young boy embarks on an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he learns that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe. Starring Tom Hanks.

Directed by Robert Zemeckis.

$5 tickets for children 12 and under.

Jan 12

NY Int'l Children's Film Festival | Kids Flicks Two

With a compelling range of styles and themes, Kid Flicks Two offers 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.

Cat Days

Jiro feels sick. When his father takes him to the doctor, tests reveal it’s nothing serious, and yet make for surprising news about Jiro. But who says you can’t challenge the results?

2018. Germany, Japan. 11 minutes.

Game

A.J. Green, a new kid in town, shows up at boys’ basketball tryouts and instantly makes an impression. Can it be sustained?

2017. USA. 15 minutes.

Gokurōsama

From escalators to robotic vacuums, automation helps this slightly surreal Japanese mega-mall hum along. But sometimes a little human touch goes a long way…

2016. France. 7 minutes.

Hello Salaam

Two boys from Holland are headed on a big journey, traveling to a refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos where their mothers volunteer. How will the boys bridge such big differences in language, culture, and experiences to make friends and build meaningful bonds?

2017. Netherlands. 15 minutes.

Piñata Love

Mexican country craft meets-cute with NYC urban grit in this tale of a near-perfect mâche.

2017. USA. 6 minutes.

Poles Apart

Nanuk, a tough-talking polar bear, meets Aklak, an enthusiastic grizzly, when he encroaches on her own dwindling turf, and she’s understandably a little less than patient with his clueless cheer.

2017. UK. 12 minutes.

Superperson

A citizen needs rescuing. Luckily, there’s a superhero on hand who just needs somewhere to get into costume...

2017. Australia. 2 minutes.

The Theory of Sunset

Deep at night, a dedicated cyclist traverses the wintry forest. The challenge: make sure this new day gets off to a fresh and timely start.

2017. Russia. 9 minutes.

Undiscovered

Sasquatch. Bigfoot. Call him what you will, if you can catch him on camera, that is, in this surprising look behind his elusive nature.

2017. USA. 3 minutes.