Quality movies for the little ones
Sick of watching your children hammer away at those Angry Birds? In search of a more cerebral alternative to Harry Potter? Get the brood down to Dublin’s Irish Film Institute, which is, this weekend, hosting an impressive Family Festival.
Presented in association with Temple Bar Cultural Trust’s Made in Temple Bar, the festival comprises a diverting line-up of screenings and special events. You can beat the traffic (ho ho!) and catch an early unveiling of Pixar’s Cars 2. Also seek out overseas family pictures such as the French entertainment On the Sly and the German flick The Crocodiles Strike Back. In a fresh innovation, the subtitles of those pictures will be read aloud by “an experienced reader”.
Events include Synth Eastwood Makes Your Day, a collision of art, music and technology, and Music Motion, a workshop involving the creation of a stop-motion video for a new David Kitt number. The Family Festival runs until Sunday and details can be found at ifi.ie.