HONORING DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.:
ANIMATED FILMS FROM WESTON WOODS STUDIOS
Monday, January 18 | 10:30 AM
Studio Cinema, 376 Trapelo Road, Belmont
USA | 60 Minutes | English
Films from Weston Woods Studios that highlight the ideals, people, and history connected to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Films include:
Martin’s Big Words by Doreen Rappaport narrated by Michael Clarke Duncan.
March On! The Day My Brother Martin Changed the World a personal, stirring account by Martin Luther King, Jr.’s sister, Christine, of the remarkable day Dr. King delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech and of the man who went on to inspire a nation.
Rosa by Nikki Giovanni about how Rosa Parks boarded a Montgomery, Alabama city bus and refused to give up her seat to a white man, an act that ignited a movement that changed modern history.
Henry’s Freedom Box by Ellen Levine, a true story about a slave who mails himself to freedom.
Recommended for ages 5-10 ($6).
About Weston Woods Studios
Founded as an educational production studio in 1953 by Morton Shindel, Weston Woods Studios has since produced hundreds of films, CDs, and audiocassettes based on best loved children’s books by some of this country’s most well-known and influential authors and illustrators, such as Maurice Sendak, Lois Lowry, Robert McCloskey, Kevin Henkes and Mo Willems. Weston Woods Studios’ materials are used in more than 50,000 schools and libraries nationwide and are distributed in more than 20 countries. The visionary Shindel demonstrated that faithful picture book adaptations can succeed in whetting children’s appetites for turning and returning to the books on which they are based, helping children develop a lifelong love of reading and literature.
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