Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The 8½ Foundation

Tonight, while Googling Tilda Swinton, I discovered that in 2005—coincidentally the year I began Alternative Films for Kids—she co-founded The 8½ Foundation, a nonprofit whose "aim is to create a new birthday: a film birthday, at the age of 8½, that celebrates the power of cinema to expand children’s horizons and welcomes children into the wider world of movies, beyond what is normally available to them at the multiplex or on their TV screens."

They have a wonderful list of recommended films, many of which are here, many more of which are not (I'm slow, and busy, and don't spend as much time expanding this list as I'd like). Check it out.

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