Family Film Club: Mary and the Witch's Flower (U) + Show and Tell
Cyberfeminism on Film
When Mary follows her neighbour Peter’s cats, she finds a flower that grants her magical powers. Flying a broomstick is fun, but what can she do when Peter is in trouble?
Sent to live with her strict great-aunt, Mary’s discovery in the woods of a flying broomstick takes her to Madame Bumblechook’s magic school, where she become a brilliant witch. But when she learns that the source of her powers comes from the sinister Doctor Dee’s special technologies, she realises she needs to use all her powers, magic and otherwise, to save a friend in danger.
This charming animation from Studio Ghibli’s Hiromasa ‘Maro’ Yonebayashi, adapted from Mary Stewart’s children’s book The Little Broomstick, is a gentle and timely film about using power responsibly and taking care of the planet – and each other.
We’re delighted to welcome So Mayer for our Show and Tell before the screening, sure to delight all witches, cats and young environmentalists.
Japan 2018 Dir Hiromasa Yonebayashi 103 min
Adults can only come if they’re bringing a child, and children can only come along if accompanied by an adult. If you’re over 18, we’re afraid being a ‘big kid’ doesn’t count.
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Barbican Cinema 2
Barbican Cinema 2 & 3 are located on Beech Street, a short walk from the Barbican’s Silk Street entrance. From Silk Street, you’ll see a zebra crossing that will take you across the road to the venue.
The Barbican is widely accessible by bus, tube, train and by foot or bicycle. Plan your journey and find more route information in ‘Your Visit’ or book your car parking space in advance.
Cinemas 2 & 3 are located at Beech Street, a short walk from the Barbican Centre’s main Silk Street entrance. There are a couple of steep, dropped kerbs and an incline to negotiate between the two sites. Level access from Beech Street.
Each auditorium has three permanent wheelchair spaces (two in the third row and one in the front row) and 153 fixed seats with capacity for a further three spaces in the front row. Access to each auditorium is up a ramp. There are also a number of seats with step-free access.
Assistance dogs may be taken into the cinema – please tell us when booking to ensure your seat has enough space. If you prefer, you may leave your dog with a member of the foyer staff during the performance.
An infrared system for hard of hearing customers is provided in each auditorium; headsets or neck loops can be collected from foyer staff. The ticket desk counter is fitted with an induction loop.
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