Lenfest Kids: H2O

Lenfest Kids celebrates Columbia's Year of Water with a series of aquatic-themed family films. Lenfest Kids: H2O explores the world's oceans as a space of adventure, fantasy, wonder and mystery, featuring a diverse range of films spanning live-action and animation, classics and recent hits, from the US and abroad. All films will be screened at 11 am and 3 pm at Lenfest Center for the Arts. 

 

Organized by Rob King, Professor, Film and Media Studies, Columbia University School of the Arts. 

A still from the animated film Ponyo. A childlike face looks up from beneath what seems to be a wave, in a pool of blue water

Ponyo

First up in September:
 

Ponyo

September 21, 11 am and 3 pm

Dir. Hazao Miyazaki, 2008

DCP | Japan | ages 5+

$7 adv. - $9 door

Katharina Otto-Bernstein Screening Room, Lenfest Center for the Arts


This year’s “Year of Water” series of family films begins with Ponyo (2008), directed by the legendary Studio Ghibli animator Hayao Miyazaki. Inspired by the Hans Christian Anderson story The Little Mermaid, Miyazaki’s film tells the story of a young goldfish princess and the balance between the earth and the sea. We will be presenting this film in its English dub, featuring voice acting by Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon, and Tina Fey. 

 

TICKETS—11 am⇒
TICKETS—3 pm⇒

 

A group of animated characters stands around facing the viewer

Inside Out

Inside Out

September 28, 11 am and 3 pm

Dir. Pete Docter, Ronnie Del Carmen, 2015

DCP | USA | ages 7+

FREE SCREENING*

Katharina Otto-Bernstein Screening Room, Lenfest Center for the Arts


For a fun look into the brain, and together with the Zuckerman Institute's Saturday Science event Your Amazing Brain, this film is set in the mind of a young girl named Riley. This Oscar-winning animated film follows five personified emotions – Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear, and Disgust – as they help Riley adjust to her changing life. Inside Out was developed in consultation with neuroscientists and psychologists at UC Berkeley and San Francisco.

*Inside Out is Free as part of Manhattanville Family Day, a day full of free programs and events on the Manhattanville campus.
 

TICKETS (FREE)—11 am⇒
TICKETS (FREE)—3 pm⇒

 

Coming Up:

Song of the Sea

Song of the Sea

October 19, 11 am and 3 pm

Dir. Tomm Moore, 2014

DCP | Ireland-Denmark-France | ages 7+

$7 adv. - $9 door

Katharina Otto-Bernstein Screening Room, Lenfest Center for the Arts
 

 

TICKETS—11 am⇒
TICKETS—3 pm⇒
Two animated fish, one clown-fish and one blue fish, are talking underwater

Finding Dory

Finding Dory

November 16, 11 am and 3 pm

Dir. Andrew Stanton, Angus MacLane, 2016

DCP | USA | ages 6+

$7 adv. - $9 door

Katharina Otto-Bernstein Screening Room, Lenfest Center for the Arts

 

TICKETS—11 am⇒
TICKETS—3 pm⇒
Two penguins running side by side with their wings outstretched so it looks almost like they are holding hands

March of the Penguins

March of the Penguins

December 14, 11 am and 3 pm

Dir. Luc Jacquet, 2005

35MM | France | ages 6+

$7 adv. - $9 door

Katharina Otto-Bernstein Screening Room, Lenfest Center for the Arts

 

TICKETS—11 am⇒
TICKETS—3 pm⇒