A Little Princess

USA 1995. Dir: Alfonso Cuarón. 97 min. 35mm

“Irresistible ... A bright, beautiful, and enchantingly childlike vision.” JANET MASLIN, NEW YORK TIMES

CUARÓN FOR KIDS! Mexican auteur Alfonso Cuarón, one of contemporary cinema’s most gifted and critically adored studio directors, had a banner year in 2018 with Roma, his masterpiece. That ten-time Oscar-nominated film was a culmination of the themes, styles, and humanist sensibilities the artist has been grooming over his diverse filmography, which includes not one, but two movies made for children — both among the genre’s absolute best! A Little Princess, based on Frances Hodgson Burnett’s cherished novel, was Cuarón’s first Hollywood picture, and first foray into family entertainment. It tells of a plucky girl whose British father, a widower and military man, is posted to France from India at the onset of WWI. Placed in a haute boarding school in New York, she forms a close-knit friendship with a young black servant, her lifeline when tragedy occurs. An extraordinary work of warmth and magic, with oodles of imagination — not unlike Cuarón’s other kids’ film, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, screening in Film Club in April!




“A riot of cinematic imagination, with a visual style that fully expresses all of the story’s thematic potential without ever going overboard.”

Variety | full review

“Should keep even the tiniest viewer rapt, while all too many adults may fall victim to an inexplicable bout of eye-watering long before the closing credits.”

Empire | full review

Free popcorn and “Film Club” badge
for ages 13 & under!
Kid-friendly start time: 11:00 am!

Show your “Film Club” badge at our 4:00 pm matinée screening of Buster Keaton’s Steamboat Bill, Jr. on Saturday, March 9 and receive a free kid-sized popcorn! Keaton’s great silent comedy is one of the wonders of slapstick cinema. Click here for more details. And see you there!