Program 1: New York Stories
Friday, November 9, 2007, 6:30 p.m.
Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2
Includes the following films:
The Little Match Girl
1991. USA. Narrated by F. Murray Abraham. Abandoned to the wintry streets of New York, a little girl inspires compassion for the homeless in this lovely rendition of the Hans Christian Andersen tale. 26 min.
Lyle, Lyle Crocodile
1987. USA. Narrated by Tony Randall. Songs by Charles Strouse (Annie, 1982). About the comic misadventures of Bernard Waber's beloved neighborhood reptile from the classic children's book The House on East Eighty-eighth Street. 26 min.
The Man Who Walked between the Towers
2005. USA. Based on Mordicai Gerstein's Caldecott Award–winning book. Narrated by Jake Gyllenhaal. On an iconic moment in New York history: the day in 1974 when French aerialist Philippe Petit made his death-defying tightrope walk between the towers of the not-yet-finished World Trade Center. 10 min.
1996. USA. A moving animated documentary portrait of Champagne Saltes, a bright and sassy fourteen-year-old who lived in a convent school while her drug-addicted mother was in prison for murder. 13 min.
Mona Mon Amour
2001. USA. Humorist Patti Stren looks for love in all the wrong places in this comical monologue of modern-day neuroses. 9 min.