Kids 9 and older can learn how to be a movie critic this weekend online, via Belmont World Film fest
If you have a child who loves movies and aspires to be a film critic, join Cambridge Day film editor Tom Meek this weekend for an online Junior Film Critic’s Workshop as part of the Belmont World Film Festival.
On Saturday, kids will see a film together – “Babe” (1995), about a pig learning to herd sheep on a rural English farm – while learning how to watch critically, getting insights into the language of cinema and tips on how to organize thoughts for writing a review. On Sunday, participants will be asked to present their review for comments and advice from the group and instructors.
Meek, past president of the Boston Society of Film Critics, will teach with group member Robyn Bahr.
The class is $20 and geared toward kids 9 and older. It runs from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
The event is part of Belmont World Film’s 19th Annual Family Festival, which always takes place around Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Information on the festival’s live events are here.