Itâ€™s Friday night: you made it through the week, the kids are hungry, and youâ€™re too tired to cook. Bring the whole family to Charlotteâ€™s Place (107 Greenwich Street in Lower Manhattan) at 6 PM on the third Friday of the month for free Family Friday Pizza & Movie Night.
Julyâ€™s movie is Matilda, the darkly comical tale of a very gifted little girl whose genius and telekinetic abilities enable her to triumph over her terrible parents and school principal, based on the book by the inimitable Roald Dahl.
Augustâ€™s movie is the Academy Award-nominated animated picture, The Secret of Kells, a medieval adventure story about young Brendan and his quest to finish the illumination of a mystical Irish manuscript, the Book of Kells. Along the way, he encounters fierce Vikings, a subterranean beast and a girl with magical powers. New York Times critic A.O. Scott lauded the filmâ€™s craftsmanship, writing that â€śit is only fitting that a movie concerned with the power and beauty of drawing â€” the almost sacred magic of color and line â€” should be so gorgeously and intricately drawn.â€ť
Charlotteâ€™s Place is a free community space in Lower Manhattan. Open to everyone, it is supported and operated by Trinity Wall Street, an Episcopal parish in the city of New York.
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