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Family Matinee: Animals Save the Day

Fly Away Home

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Saturday 9/13
2:00 pm
$9 General Public
$7 Students & Seniors
FREE IHP Members

FOR FILMS AND EVENTS PRESENTED BY IHP, Tickets ARE Also Available From the IHP Box Office, which is normally open Tue-Sat from noon-8pm (or, for events outside of those times, from one hour before until one hour after the scheduled starting time).  call 215-387-5125, menu option 2. 

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.

All year long, International House Philadelphia entertains families when we open the doors to all ages for our series of family friendly matinees, two  Saturdays each month at 2pm. The series brings the big screen to children, inspiring their imaginations, and yours, too! Take this opportunity to encourage a love of film and art from a young age. Filmgoers of all ages will delight in this carefully curated selection of inspired educational and entertaining cinema from around the world. These films will bring the best of both worlds – education and entertainment. With a diverse line-up of programming geared towards children, teens, parents, and grandparents, there’s no reason to leave anyone at home!

Support provided in part by the Philadelphia Cultural Fund.