“The Lego Movie” will show as part of the Latchis Theatre’s Movies for Kids program.
“The Lego Movie” will show as part of the Latchis Theatre’s Movies for Kids program.

Latchis Arts presents two film series in January

Latchis Arts begins the new year with a pair of film series.

The Movies for Kids program returns Saturday, Jan. 6, with screenings of family-friendly films by donation on Saturdays and Sundays at 11 a.m.

The series opens on January 6–7, at 11 a.m., with The Lego Movie. This "hilarious and heartfelt" 2014 release features Emmet (Chris Pratt), an ordinary Lego figurine who always follows the rules, but then gets mistakenly identified as an extraordinary being who is key to saving the world. He finds himself drafted into a fellowship of strangers on a mission to stop an evil tyrant (Will Ferrell) from conquering the world.

It is rated PG and has a score of 96% on Rotten Tomatoes. Common Sense Media says its suitable for ages 6 and up.

The series continues on Jan. 13–14 with Pokemon Detective Pikachu, followed on Jan. 20–21 with The Neverending Story. January's screenings wrap up on Jan. 27–28 with Pee-Wee's Big Adventure.

Latchis Arts' Movies for Kids screenings will be offered by donation through March, supported by its program sponsor, Brattleboro's Sunrise Rotary Club.

The Latchis' Off the Beaten Path film series, featuring films that may have flown under the radar but shouldn't have, returns in January.

The series opens with screenings of Saltburn on Jan. 6–7, at 4 p.m. This is a comedy-drama-thriller about a student at Oxford University who finds himself drawn into the world of a charming and aristocratic classmate, who invites him to his eccentric family's sprawling estate for a summer never to be forgotten. It is rated R and has a 79% on Rotten Tomatoes.

The series continues on Jan. 13–14 with Dream Scenario, about a hapless family man (Nicolas Cage) who finds his life turned upside-down when millions of strangers suddenly start seeing him in their dreams. It is rated R and is at 91% on the Tomatometer.

On Jan. 20–21, the series features The Persian Version about an Iranian-American woman whose efforts to find balance and embrace her opposing cultures are challenged when a secret is revealed. It is rated R and has a 92% on Rotten Tomatoes.

On Jan. 27–28, Off the Beaten Path features Maestro, a love letter to life and art, chronicling the relationship of Leonard Bernstein and Felicia Montealegre Cohn Bernstein. It is rated R and is at 79% on Rotten Tomatoes.

For more information on both film series, visit latchis.com.

This The Arts item was submitted to The Commons.

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