After being cooped up inside all winter, it’s time to head out to the movies and bring your kids to our award winning, free film series every Sunday afternoon in January and February.
CABIN FEVER continues again with prizes, popcorn and free films for kids of all ages.
The Winnipeg Film Group acknowledges the generous support of the Assiniboine Credit Union for our Cabin Fever: Free Films for Kids series.
|Sunday, Jan 8 • 2:00 PMTHE WIZARD OF OZ SING-A-LONG
Dir. Victor Fleming | 1939 | USA | 101 min.The story of a young girl who is swept away to the magical land of Oz and must find her way back home with the help of the Tin Man, Scarecrow and Cowardly Lion is now enhanced with on screen lyrics to sing along to all your favourite songs such as “Somewhere over the Rainbow” and “Follow the Yellow Brick Road.”
|Sunday, Jan 15 • 2:00 PMSWISS FAMILY ROBINSON
Dir. Ken Annakin | 1960 | USA | 126 min.
One of Disney’s best live action films, the Swiss family Robinson’s are shipwrecked on a deserted tropical land and must use their ingenuity to survive their new surroundings. They build an elaborate tree house to fend off an assortment of wild animals and a band of roving pirates.
|Sunday, Jan 22 • 2:00 PMTHE ABSENT-MINDED PROFESSOR
Dir. Robert Stevenson | 1961 | USA | 92 min.
Professor Ned Brainerd is so obsessed with his science research out in the garage that he misses his wedding for the third time. The next morning he wakes up to discover he has invented an amazing new substance, gravity defying rubber (“flubber”)!
|Sunday, Jan 29 • 2:00 PMDUCK SOUP
Dirs. Leo McCarey | 1933 | USA | 68 min.Widely regarded as best The Marx Brothers film ever made, Duck Soup is pure anarchy. Groucho is appointed the new leader of Fredonia, Rufus T. Firefly, when the country is forced to borrow money from the wealthy Mrs. Teasdale. He soon takes the country to war with Sylvania.
|Sunday, Feb 6 • 2:00 PMUP
Dirs. Pete Doctor & Bob Peterson | 2009 | USA | 96 min.
A funny story of a cranky 78 year old man who is about to move into a retirement home but instead finds himself transported on a journey to South America with 8 year old Wilderness Explorer, Russell.
|Sunday, Feb 12 • 2:00 PMTHE RAILWAY CHILDREN
Dir. Lionel Jeffries | 1970 | UK | 109 min.After their father’s sudden disappearance at Christmas, three children and their mother move to Yorkshire and are determined to solve the mystery of what happened to him.
|Sunday, Feb 19 • 2:00 PMTHE SECRET OF NIMH
Dir. Don Bluth | 1982 | USA | 83 min.Mrs. Brisby embarks on a journey in to save her children from the advance of the farmer’s plough. She encounters a secret society of super-rodents who are working underground and enlists them in helping her on her quest. (Please note this film is not suitable for young children)
|Sunday, Feb 26 • 2:00 PMMICROCOSMOS
Dirs. Claude Nuridsany & Marie Pérennou | 1996 | France | 80 min.
This remarkable documentary is one of the most stunning films you will ever see about the world of insects. Filmed over three years, with specially built camera equipment, it explores in fantastic close up detail the world of insect life in a small French meadow from sunrise to sunset. From butterflies to neon hued caterpillars it is a fantastic world of beauty as we observe their daily activities.