Life with kids in Sydney City
The 66th Sydney Film Festival (from 5th – 16th June) has seven family-friendly films which will screen at HOYTS Entertainment Quarter as part of the Family Program.
For 12 days, the Sydney Film Festival offers an excellent program of family-friendly cinema, with weekend and weekday daytime sessions, to suit families and children of all ages.
Kids, tweens and teens have an excellent selection of wonderful family-friendly films to look forward to, including The Secret Life of Pets 2, voiced by an all-star cast including Kevin Hart, Tiffany Haddish, Harrison Ford, and Patton Oswalt, and The Elephant Queen, a stunning documentary narrated by Oscar-nominated actor Chiwetel Ejiofor, about an elephant mother leading her family on an epic journey across the African plains,” Family Films Programmer Clare Sawyer said.
Emu Runner follows a young Indigenous girl who forms a very special bond with a wild emu, made in collaboration with the Indigenous community of Brewarrina; Ringside shines a light on the travails and triumphs of two young aspiring professional boxers from Chicago’s impoverished South Side; and Stupid Young Heart is a fresh, edgy drama tackling first love and politics in Northern Europe,” she said.
“Other animated hits include Tito and the Birds, about 10-year-old Tito and his feathered friends as they save the world from an epidemic of fear; and Minuscule: Mandibles From Far Away, diving into the delightful world of insects,” she said.
Since 2016, changes to classification restrictions have made over 50% of the Festival program accessible to audiences 15+. The return of the Youth Pass provides cheaper tickets to film lovers aged 18-24. Festival films now cost young people just $75 for a bundle of six-tickets. Tickets for under 18s are just $14.
The full Sydney Film Festival program will be announced on Wednesday 8 May 2019.