Movies for the Homebound VIII: Stories of Real Children
Posted on April 27, 2020 at 8:00 am
There are some delightful documentaries about real kids that are ideal family viewing.
Spellbound: Middle schoolers compete in in the annual Scripps-Howard Spelling Bee, with feats of astonishing mastery of shockingly difficult words. This exciting competition is also a heartwarming story of America, its diversity of families and its astonishing young people of such dedication and curiosity.
Batkid Begins: An entire city unites to give a sick child his dream of being Batman.
Mad Hot Ballroom: New York City schoolchildren participate in a program that teaches them ballroom dancing — and teamwork, discipline, and the joy of mastering movement.
Jump: Five teams of kids get ready for a jump rope competition of astonishing athleticism and skill.
Brooklyn Castle: The story of a middle school’s championship chess team — and it’s biggest challenge, budget cuts.