Lenfest Kids: H2O

Columbia University School of Arts presents Lenfest Kids, a monthly series of films for the whole family. Lenfest Kids: H2O continues through the spring to feature films about water as part of Columbia's Year of Water, exploring the world's oceans as a space of adventure, fantasy, wonder, and mystery.

 

UPDATE: All School of the Arts events have been postponed or cancelled until further notice. Please see our Cancelled Events page for a list of all events and updates.


 

JANUARY 25, 11 AM + 3 PM

Happy Feet

Dir. George Miller, Warren Coleman, Judy Morris 2006
DCP | USA, Australia | PG
$7 adv. - $9 door
Lenfest Center for the Arts | Katharina Otto-Bernstein Screening Room

When his colony shuns him for his love of dancing, Mumble the Emperor Penguin travels the Arctic meeting unlikely friends. His search for belonging teaches him to embrace his talents and challenge tradition. With the voices of Robin Williams, Nicole Kidman, Elijah Wood and Brittany Murphy, Happy Feet won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature in 2006. 

 

Tickets: 11 am⇒

Tickets: 3 pm⇒

 

 

FEBRUARY 22, 11 AM + 3 PM

Lu Over The Wall

Dir. Masaaki Yuasa, 2017
DCP | JPN | PG
$7 adv. - $9 door
Lenfest Center for the Arts | Katharina Otto-Bernstein Screening Room

When teenager Kai’s family leaves Tokyo to live in the small fishing village of Merfolk, he discovers his musical talent can conjure mermaids from the sea. Lu arrives and trades in her fins for feet, but can she and Kai use their friendship to save the village?

 

Tickets: 11 am⇒

Tickets: 3 pm⇒

A picutre of an older man dressed like a pirate holding two pistols and a young boy next to him

**CANCELLED**

MARCH 14, 11 AM + 3 PM

Treasure Island

Dir. Byron Haskin, 1950
DCP | UK  | PG 
$7 adv. - $9 door
Lenfest Center for the Arts | Katharina Otto-Bernstein Screening Room

Based on the classic story by Robert Louis Stevenson, Disney's first all live-action film takes you to the high seas in search for buried treasure. Join young Jim Hawkins, Long John Silver and their ragtag crew of pirates for the adventure of a lifetime. 

A picture of the animated robot WALL-E

**CANCELLED**

APRIL 18, 11 AM + 3 PM

Wall-E

Dir. Andrew Stanton, 2008
DCP | USA | G
FREE
Lenfest Center for the Arts | Katharina Otto-Bernstein Screening Room

 

It is the 29th century and Earth has become uninhabitable by humans, who now live in space.  Wall-E is the last robot on Earth and spends his days cleaning the planet one piece of trash at a time. When a fancy new robot Eve arrives, Wall-E is smitten, and he follows her on a quest to save the planet. 

A picture of the title character in the animated film Moana, standing in front of the ocean with a hand on her hip

**CANCELLED**

MAY 9, 11 AM + 3 PM

Moana

Dir. Ron Clements, John Musker , 2016
DCP | USA | PG
$7 adv. - $9 door
Lenfest Center for the Arts | Katharina Otto-Bernstein Screening Room

 

Moana is chosen by the sea to prove herself a masterful navigator and to save the people of her island. On her quest to reunite an ancient relic with the goddess Te Fiti, she meets the demigod Maui and together the two journey the ocean and discover that not everything is what it seems. With original songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda.

 


FALL 2019

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

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. 

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.

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
 

 

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

 

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