Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Where the Wild Things Are D.C. Movie Premiere October 15th

The Where the Wild Things Are movie will be released to the public on October 16th, but Washingtonians can go to a premiere of the film on October 15th at the National Wildlife Federation's and Warner Brothers' Benefit and Advance Screening at the Uptown Theatre (answering our calls for more D.C. premieres!). Red carpet begins at 5pm.

This adaptation of Maurice Sendak's beloved children's book is a highly anticipated movie for kids of all ages and stars 6th grade tween Max Records as the main character (whose name is also Max). It is the story of "a rambunctious and sensitive boy who feels misunderstood at home and escapes to the island of the Wild Things". Especially true to the book, the movie is a collaboration between director Spike Jonze and the author, Maurice Sendak.

Host of Thursday's premiere is the National Wildlife Federation who has developed a campaign, Be Out There, to get kids back to enjoying the outdoors. This ambitious national campaign aims to "give back to American children what they don’t even know they’ve lost: childhood’s essential wildness and their own connection to the natural world". The Be Out There initiative includes a public policy agenda, suggested activities for families and teachers, and a call-to-action for teens and tweens to volunteer in their communities.

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1 comment:

Musings from Me said...

Hi! Jumped over here from twitter where I was searching for tweets on Where the Wild Things Are movie premiere. Saw that you are a sponsor of the national tween Summit. I will be there tomorrow with my daughters! We're going as guests on EA PLAY. I'm Jill Berry. I write -- Musings from Me on Kids, Preteens, and Teens. I hope I can hook up with you tomorrow!

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