Life, Animated (2016, USA), 89 mins, Cert. PG

 life-animated-sundance-poster-600Screenings at 2.30pm* and 7.30pm

* The 2.30pm screening will be subtitled for the benefit of those with a hearing loss
Director: Roger Ross Williams
Features: Owen Suskind, Ron Suskind

23 year old Owen has a network of family and friends and is about to graduate from a college for autistic young people – a great achievement after a childhood in which he became totally uncommunicative.

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While the unflagging support of a patient, loving family has been vital, Owen also found that Disney cartoons could unlock an understanding of both the real world and his own emotions.

 

 

 

This impressive, heartwarming documentary celebrates both Disney and Owen’s own animated visions, yet does not shy away from their limitations and the challenges he still faces.

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ReviewThe Guardian – inevitably includes a link to the ‘official’ trailer, 

 

While the same Trailer can be seen below


 

David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Thursday 9th February 2017

Shows start at 2.30PM or 7.30PM, Ticket prices: £8.00 & £6.50 (concessions)

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Queen of Katwe (2016 USA) 124 mins, cert. PG

Screenings at 11.00am and 7.30pm

Director: Mira Nair
Stars: Madina Nalwanga, David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong’o

This vibrant rags-to-riches tale from Disney tells the true story of 10-year-old Ugandan girl Phiona Mutesi.

Living in Katwe, a Kampala slum, Phiona (Nalwanga) and her mother barely manage to keep their heads above water. However, missionary worker Robert Katende (Oyelowo) opens the door to hope of a better future by introducing her to the game of chess.

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Phiona is captivated, soon becoming a top player and glimpsing a life beyond poverty.

 

Queen of Katwe boasts a talented cast and offers a rich, nuanced portrait of Ugandan culture.

 

 

This Guardian Review includes a link to a trailer

 

Or here is the Trailer on its own:

 

David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Thursday 8th December 2016

 

Shows start at 11.00AM or 7.30PM, Ticket prices: £8.00 & £6.50 (concessions)

– click on the time to make a booking