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.
Lilo & Stitch (2002):
In this classic, Oscar-nominated Disney film, Lilo is a sweet Hawaiian girl looking for a friend who will never leave her. Stitch is an alien creature, the result of a genetic experiment, who is wanted on his planet, and has escaped to Earth to hide. Lilo mistakes him for a dog and decides to adopt him. Stitch, in turn, decides to make the most of this opportunity, and play his role as best he can. A special relationship develops between the two of them, which Lilo calls ohana. This Hawaiian word that means “family” touches Stitch’s heart and helps him develop human emotions.
Direction: Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders
Dubbed in Greek.
Saturday 19/06 | 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 and Park your cinema Kids series are free and open to all, thanks to an exclusive grant by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.