Austin Film Society presents Sunday School
Sunday School is a monthly family-friendly series at the Austin Film Society which aims to introduce young audiences to global classics that parents and kids can enjoy together. Sunday School is guest programmed by local cinephile and mom Stacy Brick.
- January 28 and 31: Paper Moon - Shot in black and white, this Depression era movie stars real life father & daughter Ryan and Tatum O’Neal. Addie (Tatum O’Neal), who we meet at her mother’s funeral, may or may not be the daughter of Moses Pray (Ryan O’Neal) but she is entrusted to his care nevertheless. Moses agrees to deliver Addie to her aunt in Missouri. Along the way the pair run swindles across the heartland, forging a bond in the process. Ms. O’Neal, 11 at the time, was awarded an Oscar for her performance.
- February 18: Mon Oncle - The film centers on Hulot’s quest to connect with his sister’s family, the Arpels and his nephew in particular. The Arpels are a modern family set on dragging Hulot into their stark, modern existence but he is much more comfortable in his old, crumbling neighborhood with familiar vendors and packs of dogs wandering around upturning trash bins in the cobbled streets. Tati uses Hulot’s slapstick to show how consumerism and technology actually make day-to-day life more complicated despite promising otherwise. The dialogue in the film is not important (most of it is unintelligibly spoken) which along with all the sight gags makes this an ideal comedy for children of all ages.