Sunday, March 24, 2013

2 FILMS FOR KIDS OF ALL AGES THIS WEEK @ THE LIVINGSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY

Looking for things to do with the kids this vacation week? Well, the Livingston Public Library is sponsoring 2 films that will appeal to them:

Livingston Living Green, Livingston Public Library, and the Livingston Environmental Commission sponsor a film to promote the Bicentennial theme for March—GETTING GREENER.

The LoraxDR. SEUSS’ THE LORAX
86 minutes
WHEN: Wednesday, March 27, 2:00 PM
WHERE:
Livingston Public Library Program Room, 10 Robert Harp Drive, Livingston
ADMISSION: Free

An animated rendition of Dr. Seuss's classic book about the threat of industrialization to nature, iopens in Thneedville. It is an artificial place, made primarily from plastic, and sports inflatable trees, fast cars, and air quality so poor that the residents are forced to purchase bottled fresh air.

Twelve-year-old Ted discovers that his crush Audrey wants nothing more than to see a long-extinct Truffula Tree, so he sets out to impress her by finding one. Since there are no real trees in Thneedville, Ted acts on the crazy stories of his grandmother, and travels beyond the city's walls to locate a grumpy recluse called the Once-ler.

The Once-ler has a tale about a once-perfect landscape filled with beautiful Truffula Trees and cute frolicking animals—a landscape now barren. The beauty and wonder of the Truffula forest and its forest creatures, Brown Bar-ba-loots (cute little bears), Swomee-Swans (funny-looking ducks), and Humming-Fish (charming trio of singing fish), are right out of Dr. Seuss's illustrations. Ted's wish to impress Audrey slowly begin to take a back seat to the plight of the lost trees and animals, and the Once-ler's message that "Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better" comes true by the end of the film.

Wreck-It RalphSpring Break Family Movie
WRECK IT RALPH
WHEN: Thursday, March 28, 1:30 PM
WHERE:
Livingston Public Library Program Room, 10 Robert Harp Drive, Livingston
ADMISSION:
Free

Ralph is the animated bad guy in a video game, but he's really a big softie with a good heart. He escapes from his game and and sets off on a game-hopping journey across the arcade through every generation of video games to prove he's got what it takes to be a hero.

On his quest, he's trailed by Fix-It Felix, the good guy from his game, and meets the tough-as-nails Sergeant Calhoun from the action game Hero's Duty and Vanellope von Schweetz from the candy-coated cart racing game, Sugar Rush. Ralph accidentally unleashes a deadly cyber-enemy from one of the games that threatens the entire arcade. Will Ralph realize his dream to be a hero and save the day before it's too late?

Both films are suitable for all ages, and both are free.