The NY International Children's Film Festival will present the first US screening of LEGEND OF THE GUARDIANS: THE OWLS OF GA'HOOLE in 3D on Sunday, September 19 at 4 pm at the DGA Theater (110 West 57th St. Between 6th and 7th). Tickets cost $12 and each family will receive a free book.
Based on Karyn Lasky's beloved Guardians of Ga'Hoole book series, this new 3D picture marks the animation debut of director Zack Snyder (Watchmen, 300) and is his first PG-rated family film, with spectacular visuals from Academy Award-winning Australian animation studio Animal Logic (Happy Feet).
The film follows the adventures of Soren, a young owl enthralled by his father's epic stories of the Guardians of Ga'Hoole, a mythic band of winged warriors who had fought a great battle to save all of owlkind from the evil Pure Ones. While Soren dreams of someday joining his heroes, his older brother, Kludd, scoffs at the notion and yearns to hunt, fly and steal his father's favor from his younger sibling. But Kludd's jealousy has terrible consequences - causing both owlets to fall from their treetop home and right into the talons of the Pure Ones. Now it is up to Soren to make a daring escape with the help of other brave young owls. Together they soar across the sea and through the mist to find the Great Tree, home of the legendary Guardians - Soren's only hope of defeating the Pure Ones and saving the owl kingdoms.
Comment: Rated PG by the MPAA for some sequences of scary action.
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UPCOMING NY INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S FILM FESTIVAL EVENTS
KID FLIX MIX
In English- Recommended ages 3 to 8
Sat & Sun, Sept 18 & 19 - 11:00am - IFC Center, 323 Sixth Avenue (at West Third)
For ages 3 to 8, Kid Flix Mix is an upbeat, eye-opening, and highly entertaining mix of animated and musical shorts from around the world. Lineup features audience favorites from the past two festivals including Lost and Found, Hedgehug, Aston's Stones, Mermaid, Booo, Electric Car, and more.
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The $80 NYICFF 10-pass card is valid for 10 adult or child admissions to NYICFF year-round screenings at IFC Center. (Regular admission is $13 adult and $9 child.)
Present the NYICFF 10-pass at the IFC Center box office to receive tickets for any regular NYICFF year-round screening at IFC Center. May be used for advance ticket purchase or day of show purchase. May be used for 10 people going to one show, one person going to 10 shows, or any combination in between. Valid one year from date of purchase. Note that possession of a 10-pass does not guarantee admission to a sold out show. Not redeemable during the annual March Festival.
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