The GOODS from The Cinematheque
Vancouver, BC | The Cinematheque’s Film Club presents Where the Wild Things Are (2009), the artful adaptation of Maurice Sendak’s indelible children’s book by zeitgeist-bottling author Dave Eggers and American indie icon Spike Jonze.
The film centres on eight-year-old Max (Max Records), a lonely frustrated kid of divorce. When his mom (Catherine Keener) brings a new beau home for dinner, Max huffs off to the land of the Wild Things, where he’s declared king. The island’s moody monsters, conceived as emotions made flesh – and fur, lots of it! – are brought to life through costumed actors, animatronics, and smart, subtle CG effects.
Film Club is a matinée film program for children and their families, which occurs on the third Sunday of each month at 11am. Admission includes a free kid-sized popcorn and “Film Club” badge for junior cinephiles aged 13 and under.
— REVIEWS —
“A children’s art film … Gorgeously profound” (Kim Morgan, Huffington Post). full review
“One of the most undervalued American movies of the last decade” (A.A. Dowd, AV Club). full review
— SCREENINGS —
Sunday, March 18 – 11:00am
$6 – 13 and Under
$10 – Everybody Else
Cinematheque membership is not required for Film Club events.