From executive producer Angelina Jolie and the creators of the Academy Award nominated The Secret of Kells and Song of the Sea, comes the highly-anticipated new feature based on Deborah Ellis’ bestselling novel. Parvana is an 11-year-old girl growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001. When her father is wrongfully arrested, Parvana cuts off her hair and dresses like a boy in order to support her family. Working alongside her friend Shauzia, Parvana discovers a new world of freedom-and danger. Equal parts thrilling and enchanting, The Breadwinner is an inspiring and luminously animated tale about the power of stories to sustain hope and carry us through dark times.
CommonSense Media Rating: 11+
Stars Saara Chaudry, Soma Chhaya and Noorin Gulamgaus
Family Classics at The Byrd on Saturday morning include a great movie preceded by a classic Warner Brothers cartoon and Bob Gulledge at the console of the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ.