Family Matinee: Animals Save the Day
Fly Away Home
dir. Carroll Ballard, 1996, USA, 35mm, color, 107min.
Fly Away Home is a poignant, inspiring film about a
13-year-old girl from New Zealand sent to live with her father in Canada after
her mother dies in a car accident. A soaring adventure of Amy and her estranged
father, Tom who learns what family is all about when they adopt an orphaned
flock of geese and teach them to fly. Fly Away Home's message of concern and
protection of Canadian geese and their habitats, and the inventive ways Amy and
Tom Alden work together to save them should delight animal lovers of all ages.
Support provided in part by the Philadelphia Cultural Fund.