Crescent City Classic Films
Every Friday, January 31st – April 25th 2014
JANUARY 31 WINGED MIGRATION
Amazing cinematography propels this Oscar-nominated documentary that provides a hypnotic, bird’s-eye view of the grueling semiannual migrations of various avian species as they make their way across vast distances to more moderate climates.
FEBRUARY 7 BRAVE
When fiery Scottish princess Merida accidentally angers the ancient land’s three powerful lords and is granted a poorly conceived wish by a witch, she must go on a quest to repair the damage. Rated PG.
FEBRUARY 14 EMMA
For Valentine’s Day! Jane Austen’s novel about misguided matchmaking takes a comic look at the romantic meddling of Emma Woodhouse. Emma spends her time arranging friends’ romances, never noticing that love is right beneath her nose.
FEBRUARY 21 WHALE RIDER
A Maori tribe must contend with the distinctly nontraditional concept of having a female leader when the intended heir to the throne dies during childbirth, leaving his twin sister, Paikea, to prove herself in this inspiring coming-of-age tale.
FEBRUARY 28 MARCH OF THE PENGUINS
A stunning look at the life of emperor penguins and their life in one of the cruelest climates on the planet. This Oscar-winning documentary reveals never-before-captured footage of the penguins’ underwater life and explores their steadfast quest for survival.
MARCH 7 JANE EYRE
Charlotte Bronte’s classic story of an orphan girl forced to endure life at a harsh boarding school. As Jane grows into an independent, strong-willed woman, she takes a governess job at Thornton Hall and becomes enmeshed in the mystery of its brooding owner, Mr. Rochester.
MARCH 14 MULAN
The animated tale of the brave Mulan, a girl who disguises herself as a young man so she can fight with the Imperial Chinese Army against the invading Huns.
MARCH 21 FLY AWAY HOME
When 13-year-old Amy adopts a flock of orphaned Canada geese, she sets out to teach them survival skills. Before long, Amy and her inventor dad take to the skies in a homemade aircraft to help the gaggle migrate 500 miles.
MARCH 28 HOODWINKED
In this nod to “Little Red Riding Hood,” investigators uncover a tangled web of events when they’re called to Granny’s cottage to look into a domestic disturbance involving a sardonic wolf, an ax and a crimson-caped girl.
APRIL 4 THE SECRET GARDEN
Strong-willed English girl Mary is orphaned during an earthquake in India and must move into her unfeeling uncle’s oppressive mansion. But the girl’s mood lightens when she finds the key to a neglected garden that brings the entire house to life.
APRIL 11 The WOMAN IN WHITE
A Victorian-era thriller based on Wilkie Collins’s novel. Staying at the family’s country estate with her half-sister Laura, plain-Jane Marian is introduced to a society of artists and aristocrats, including the mysterious Count Fosco. But even more mysterious is the ghostly apparition — a Laura look-alike cloaked in white — that roams the grounds at night. Not for young children.
APRIL 18 RACING STRIPES
A kindhearted zebra named Stripes has spent his whole life on a farm thinking he’s a thoroughbred. Once he faces the fact that his stripes mark him as different, he decides he’ll race anyway.
APRIL 25 KIKI’S DELIVERY SERVICE
In director Hayao Miyazaki’s gentle, animated adventure, young witch Kiki moves away from her family to practice her craft, but she finds that making friends in a new town is difficult. With her cat in tow, Kiki puts her broom-flying skills to work for a baker’s wife by starting an express delivery service. She quickly discovers, however, that she can’t take her abilities for granted.