"(Winston-Salem, NC) – a/perture cinema announces the special “A Trip to Paris” themed films as part of their family-friendly film series, Kids at Heart. “A Trip to Paris” features either French-produced films, or films that are set in Paris- and all films are rated either G or PG. Films in the series include a double feature of the classic French children’s films THE RED BALLOON and WHITE MANE, Oscar-nominated animated film A CAT IN PARIS, and Martin Scorsese-directed family film HUGO.
About the Kids at Heart series:
Kids at Heart features films rated G or PG, and are an opportunity for parents to share some of the films they themselves enjoyed as children with a new generation of film-goers. This film series is sponsored by Salem Smiles Orthodontics, and screenings occur on a bi-monthly basis. Kids at Heart films screen on Saturdays and Sundays at 10:00AM. All tickets in the series are $5.00, and children 2 and under (seated on parent’s lap) are admitted free. Films featured in the series include those from a wide variety of time periods, and include a combination of live action and animated features. a/perture cinema includes advisory content information (courtesy of Common Sense Media) on the Kids at Heart portion of the website so parents are able to determine what age is best suited to each film.
About Kids at Heart’s “A Trip to Paris” films:
Beginning March 14, 2015
311 West 4th Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
$5.00 for all screenings; children 2 and under admitted free if seated on parent’s lap
Saturdays at 10:00AM
Sundays at 10:00AM
March 14-15, 2015
THE RED BALLOON/WHITE MANE
unrated, 83 mins. total runtime
THE RED BALLOON
Six-year old petit garçon Pascal Lamorisse and the biggest, shiniest ballon rouge ever--25,000 were used during shooting--share near dialogue-less adventures tagging after each other through the old Belleville section of Paris. Perhaps the most acclaimed short film of all time, "The Red Balloon" won the Palme d'Or for court métrage at Cannes and the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, making it the only short ever given an Oscar for a feature category.
In the south of France, in a vast plain region called the Camargue, lives White Mane, a magnificent stallion and the leader of a herd of wild horses too proud to let themselves be broken by humans. Only Folco, a young fisherman, manages to tame him.
March 28-29, 2015
A CAT IN PARIS
Rated PG, 65 mins.
Dino is a pet cat that leads a double life. By day he lives with Zoe, a little mute girl whose mother, Jeanne, is a detective in the Parisian police force. But at night he sneaks out the window to work with Nico - a slinky cat burglar with a big heart, whose fluid movements are poetry in motion - as he evades captors and slips and swishes from rooftop to rooftop across the Paris skyline. The cat's two worlds collide when young Zoe decides to follow Dino on his nocturnal adventures - and falls into the hands of Victor Costa, a blustery gangster planning the theft of a rare statue.Now cat and cat burglar must team up to save Zoe from the bumbling thieves, leading to a thrilling acrobatic finale on top of Notre Dame.
April 11-12, 2015
Rated PG, 126 mins.
Throughout his extraordinary career, Academy Award-wining director Martin Scorsese has brought his unique vision and dazzling gifts to life in a series of unforgettable films. This holiday season the legendary storyteller invites you to join him on a thrilling journey to a magical world with his first-ever 3-D film, based on Brian Selznick's award-winning, imaginative New York Times best-seller, "The Invention of Hugo Cabret." Hugo is the astonishing adventure of a wily and resourceful boy whose quest to unlock a secret left to him by his father will transform Hugo and all those around him, and reveal a safe and loving place he can call home.
About a/perture cinema
a/perture cinema is an independent, locally-owned movie theater in the heart of downtown Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Screening a mix of independent, foreign, documentary, local, and festival films in two 80-seat theaters, one 45-seat theater, and one 25 seat screening room. a/perture has evening screenings seven days a week with additional matinees on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. In addition to the traditional freshly popped popcorn, candy, and coca-cola beverages, a/perture also offers a wide selection of beer and wine, healthy snacks and special treats made by local bakeries. Plenty of parking is available in the surrounding downtown area, both on street and in the Cherry/Marshall parking deck adjacent to the cinema. a/perture brings back the intimate movie-going experience of yesteryear and serves as a modern, unique alternative to giant chain cineplexes. For more information on this series, please visit http://www.aperturecinema.com/special-events.html .
To purchase tickets to any of these screenings, visit aperturecinema.com, and keep up with this film series and other current events by “liking” a/perture cinema’s Kids at Heart Facebook page, located at http://www.facebook.com/aptrkidsatheart "
- A Press Release