family films every Tuesday in August – Screenings at 11am, 2pm & 6pm
From new adaptations of classic films to beautiful Studio Ghibli anime films the special season of family films running throughout the summer holidays will provide a great source of entertainment on those inevitable rainy days! Here’s the full line-up:
Tue 02 August – Jungle Book
Based on Rudyard Kipling’s timeless stories and inspired by Disney’s classic animated film, The Jungle Book is an all-new live-action epic adventure about Mowgli (newcomer Neel Sethi), a man-cub who’s been raised by a family of wolves. But Mowgli finds he is no longer welcome in the jungle when fearsome tiger Shere Khan (voice of Idris Elba), who bears the scars of Man, promises to eliminate what he sees as a threat. Urged to abandon the only home he’s ever known, Mowgli embarks on a captivating journey of self-discovery, guided by panther-turned-stern mentor Bagheera (voice of Ben Kingsley), and the free-spirited bear Baloo (voice of Bill Murray).
Tue 09 August – When Marne Was There
‘When Marne was there will leave you sobbing.’ ★★★★ Robbie Collin, The Telegraph
Upon being sent to live with relatives in the countryside, an emotionally distant adolescent girl becomes obsessed with an abandoned mansion and infatuated with a girl who lives there; a girl who may or may not be real. The newest film from Studio Ghibli and the makers of Spirited Away. Film in English
Tue 16 August – Alice Through the Looking Glass
Disney’s Alice Through The Looking Glass is a spectacular new adventure featuring the unforgettable characters from Lewis Carroll’s beloved stories and the spectacular world Tim Burton created on screen in 2010’s Alice in Wonderland. Alice returns to the whimsical world of Underland and is joined by The Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp), The White Queen (Anne Hathaway) The Red Queen (Helena Bonham Carter) and new characters including Time (Sacha Baron Cohen) as well as Alan Rickman’s last film performance as Absolem, the Blue Caterpillar.
23 August – Miss Hokusai
Master printmaker Hokusai, famous for centuries to come, had an artistically gifted and utterly outspoken daughter. This is her tale.
At the height of Japan’s Edo period, the famous artist Hokusai, known to his family as Tetsuzo, works in the nation’s buzzing capital also known as Edo, or Old Tokyo. In this ukiyo (floating world), the lack of concern for the future is embodied by Tetsuzo himself. Producing dazzling works for powerful clients, he is assisted by his talented and outspoken daughter O-Ei. She does not only help her father in the workshop – she is often left to deal with matters at home such as regularly visiting her mother and younger sister. Her motto “With 2 brushes and 4 chopsticks, we’ll get by anywhere” shows both her determination and also the way she sees herself as an equal partner to her erratic father.
This wonderful animated film scooped three awards at the 2015 Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal, including the Satoshi Kon Award for best animated feature film, the Sequences Award for best Asian feature film and the Gold Audience Award for best animated feature film. In Japanese with English subtitles.
30 August – King Fu Panda 3
One of the most successful animated franchises in the world returns with its biggest comedy adventure yet, Kung Fu Panda 3
When Po’s (Jack Black) long last father suddenly returns, the reunited duo travel to a secret panda paradise to meet scores of hilarious new panda characters. But when the supernatural villain Kai (J.K. Simmons) begins to sweep across China defeating all the kung fu masters, Po must do the impossible – learn to train a village full of his fun-loving, clumsy brethren to become the ultimate band of Kung Fu Pandas.
The film brings back a fantastic cast which also includes Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, Lucy Liu and Jackie Chan.
See the full film line-up for the summer here.