In this summer’s Park Your Cinema Kids, we invite our young film buffs and their families to discover incredible heroes in worlds that defy the imagination, to embrace tales based on compassion, and to build bridges that abolish differences and create a universe of love and trust.
In all of these stories, the heroes break away from the safety of their world (like Elsa and Anna, who seek the truth beyond Arendelle), choose their unexpected families (like Paddington, the lovable bear, in London), meet the friends with whom they’ll share unforgettable adventures (like the boy who forges an unbreakable bond with the Iron Giant), choose kindness over prejudice (like Shaun the Sheep, when he comes across an alien weed) and, of course, the adventure that makes all of this possible (like the revelation of the Giant Pear).
Every day, kids are faced with the reminder that the world around us is not black and white: it is multicolored, multifaceted, complex, like these wonderful films chosen by the Athens International Children’s Film Festival, which make up the most exciting summer cinema season at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center.
The Good Dinosaur (2015):
What would happen if, millions of years ago, the asteroid that changed life on Earth forever altered its course and missed the planet, allowing the giant dinosaurs to carry on living? That is a question only Pixar could answer, let alone turn into a film. The groundbreaking animation studio tells yet another thrilling and controversial coming-of-age story with riveting special effects, unforgettable characters and good doses of both laughter and tears. In a world where dinosaurs aren’t extinct, a young Apatosaurus named Arlo strikes up a friendship with Spot, a young caveboy. Together, they will cross a hostile and mysterious world. Arlo will learn to face his fears, as he finds out how much he is capable of.
Direction: Peter Sohn
Dubbed in Greek.
Saturday 17/07 | 21.00
Entry is free.
For your own safety and in compliance with the measures for maintaining distances as defined by the Hellenic National Public Health Organization, we have designed a special layout at the Great Lawn, with signs indicating the spots where 2 people or families of up to 4 people may sit.
The use of face mask and social distancing measures are mandatory in indoor and outdoor areas of the SNFCC, in accordance with Hellenic National Public Health Organization regulations.
*Viewers are advised to bring mosquito-repellent, as well as a throw or blanket to spread on the ground.
There will be no waiting list. According to the protection measures against COVID-19, on the occasion of the exceedance of the Great Lawn’s visitors maximum capacity, the film screening will be cancelled. Thank you in advance for your understanding.
Due to public health measures, there may be changes regarding either the staging of the event, or the maximum number of participants.
Park your cinema, Park Your Cinema Docs and Park your cinema Kids series are free and open to all, thanks to an exclusive grant by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.