BRATTLEBORO—Latchis Arts’ popular Movies for Kids series continues in January with a theme of “Heroes, Big and Small.” Series screenings take place on Sundays at 11:30 a.m., and admission is by donation.
“Heroes, Big and Small” screenings begin on Jan. 13, at 11:30 a.m., with The Tale of Despereaux. This 2008 film is Rated G and tells the tale of Despereaux, a brave mouse banished to the dungeon, who joins forces with several other unlikely heroes in a story of bravery, forgiveness, and redemption, with the ultimate message: what you look like doesn’t equal what you are.
Common Sense Media recommends it for ages 6 and up, saying this “touching, beautiful tale is an excellent family film.”
The series features a hero on a larger scale on Jan. 20, at 11:30 a.m., with Babar: The Movie, a G-rated animated gem from 1989 that brings the famous storybook elephant to life on the big screen.
Common Sense Media recommends this film for ages 5 and up, but reminds parents that there is one scene of troubling violence and peril early on.
Celebrating a partnership with the Latchis on the Movies for Kids series, members of the Brooks Memorial Library will be on hand on Jan. 20 with books to check out and a chance for local youngsters to get their own library cards.
The series concludes on Jan. 27, at 11:30 a.m. with Once Upon a Forest, a 1993, G-rated, ecologically-conscious adventure about a badger who inhales toxic fumes and is saved thanks to her forest pals — a mouse, a hedgehog, and a mole.
The Hartford Courant called it a “pleasing, sweet primer in caring for our flora and fauna.” Common Sense Media recommends it for ages 6 and up.