Published by: Genvin | 26-Apr-2019
The 66th Sydney Film Festival (5 - 16 June) announces seven family-friendly films will screen at HOYTS Entertainment Quarter as part of the Family Program.
Date: 5-16 June 2019
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"Kids, tweens and teens have an excellent selection of wonderful family-friendly films to look forward to, including 'The Secret Life of Pets 2', voiced by an all-star cast including Kevin Hart, Tiffany Haddish, Harrison Ford, and Patton Oswalt, and The Elephant Queen, a stunning documentary narrated by Oscar-nominated actor Chiwetel Ejiofor, about an elephant mother leading her family on an epic journey across the African plains," Family Films Programmer Clare Sawyer said.

" 'Emu Runner' follows a young Indigenous girl who forms a very special bond with a wild emu, made in collaboration with the Indigenous community of Brewarrina; 'Ringside' shines a light on the travails and triumphs of two young aspiring professional boxers from Chicago's impoverished South Side; and 'Stupid Young Heart' is a fresh, edgy drama tackling first love and politics in Northern Europe," she said.

"Other animated hits include 'Tito and the Birds', about 10-year-old Tito and his feathered friends as they save the world from an epidemic of fear; and 'Minuscule: Mandibles From Far Away', diving into the delightful world of insects," she said.

Since 2016, changes to classification restrictions have made over 50% of the Festival program accessible to audiences 15+. The return of the Youth Pass provides cheaper tickets to film lovers aged 18-24. Festival films now cost young people just $75 for a bundle of six-tickets. Tickets for under 18s are just $14.

The full Sydney Film Festival program is announced on Wednesday 8 May 2019.

Flexipasses and subscriptions to Sydney Film Festival 2019 are on sale now.

Call 1300 733 733 or visit for more information.

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