Every Thursday in August, filmmaltings will be showing a fantastic movie in addition to our regular Wednesday programme. With a diverse range of films on offer, there’s something for all ages – and with a free child ticket for every adult ticket purchased (subsequent children’s tickets are available at half price), what better way to keep young minds occupied this summer?
Oscar-nominated in 2017, critically acclaimed Swiss-French stop-motion animation My Life As A Courgette is a poignant tale of the loss and hardships of a young orphan, and the love that eventually saves him.
Combining beautiful aesthetics with a touching storyline, the film’s big heart brings light to its mature themes.
Originally in French, the film will be shown dubbed in English, with actors Ellen Page (Juno, Inception) and Nick Offerman (The Lego Movie, Parks and Recreation) lending their vocal talents.
Boasting the song-writing talents of Frozen’s Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Coco is a colourful, uplifting and utterly original addition to the Pixar family. Scooping Best Original Song and Best Animated Feature at the 2018 Academy Awards, the film follows young Miguel, whose family have forbidden his one great love: music. After stealing his idol’s guitar, he finds himself banished to the Land of the Dead and must find his way out before sunrise. But can the young boy bring himself to choose a life without music?
An epic, interstellar adventure, A Wrinkle In Time is a larger-than-life family blockbuster based on Madeleine L’Engel’s classic 1962 novel. When a famous scientist goes missing, his daughter suspects that he had strayed too close to discovering the truth behind life itself. Setting out to find him with the astral travellers Mrs Which, Mrs Whatsit and Mrs Who (Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling), she must journey to far-off planets and become a force for good in a rapidly-darkening universe.
An animated masterpiece from executive producer Angelina Jolie and director Nora Twomey (The Secret Of Kells). In Taliban-controlled Afghanistan in 2001, young Parvana’s father is unjustly arrested after an altercation in the marketplace. With no adult males in her family and with a baby brother to take care of, she decides to disguise herself as a boy in order to earn some money.
Risking discovery at every turn, Parvana takes on ever-more gruelling work to try and scrape together a bribe to see her father in prison. And with the War in Afghanistan beginning, the young girl must summon up courage she never knew she had to stay alive and reunite her family.
Yet another Oscar-nominee, The Breadwinner lost out to Coco for Best Animated Feature Film at this year’s Academy Awards.
From the animators of Peppa Pig, this hysterical and charming romp tells of the people of the land of Boravia, technologically modern but backwards in pretty much every other way. Ably assisted by their loyal hound Sir Horace and their (female) hamster Sir Doris, the Big Knights (the size of two men, the weight of four and the strength of sixteen) bravely protect their countrymen, often leaving a wave of destruction as they do so. Narrated by Alexander Armstrong, with the prodigious vocal talent of Brian Blessed, The Big Knights exudes the wit and humour familiar to all fans of Peppa Pig.