Dear Cinephiles,

Since a lot of you are staying at home with the entire family, we thought of suggesting an incredible film that everyone can enjoy together. We’ve picked the Oscar winning animated film “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.” We’re also attaching a comprehensive study guide below that includes suggested questions to have with your children after the film is over – some coloring pages and games – vocabulary and cast information.

“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” is a fantastic movie. Period. Personally, I’m tired of super hero movies, but this is something different and alive – funny and groundbreaking. To start – it has a mixed-race hero at its center – combined with bold storytelling – dazzling color and visuals that make you feel as if you were inside a comic book. It really made me feel like a young kid when I watched. Plus the themes it tackles amongst all of the action is just terrific. There’s a hero in each and every one of us. The things that are different about you are ultimately your superpowers. I also find relevancy how the main character is having a hard time adjusting to his new school, his new environment and his new unexpected life as Spider-Man – and we can all sympathize with his journey right about now.

I encourage you to sit with the entire family or by yourself with this amazing film. You’ll have a good time.

Roger