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Hull Independent Cinema: MARY AND THE WITCH’S FLOWER
June 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm£6 – £7
Hull Independent Cinema presents: MARY AND THE WITCH’S FLOWER
Hiromasa Yonebayashi | 2017 | UK | Cert PG | 102 mins
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While spending the last weeks of summer with her Great-Aunt Charlotte in the countryside, Mary follows a mysterious cat into the nearby woods. There she stumbles upon a flower that has magical powers and transforms a little broomstick into one that flies. Mary is whisked away, high above the clouds, and transported to Endor College – a school of magic!
MARY AND THE WITCH’S FLOWER combines an exhilarating tale with the unique richness, art and animation of Studio Ghibli-style storytelling, revealing the exciting and surprising adventure of Mary, an ordinary twelve-year-old girl. Bored and lonely during a summer holiday, Mary follows an odd cat into the nearby woods where she stumbles upon a flower and then a little broomstick. Together the flower and broomstick whisk her above the clouds, far away to Endor College – a school of magic! At Endor, Mary tells a lie that leads to peril, and then a promise, while discovering that all is not as it seems at the school – there are experiments that horrify! Soon she confronts great danger and a test of her resolve.
This film adaptation of the beloved novel by Mary Stewart, ‘The Little Broomstick’, is a sublime blend of magic and fantasy that will sweep audiences along with its charming, heartfelt adventure. Along with the beautiful and distinctive animation style that we have come to instantly recognise and love, this film sparks the sense of wonder and will delight the world’s children and adults alike.
Starring Ruby Barnhill, Kate Winslet, Jim Broadbent, Ewen Bremner
Awards and Reviews
Nominee, Outstanding Achievement for Writing in an Animated Feature Production, Annie Awards
Fantastic Fest, Busan International Film Festival, Glasgow Film Festival Official Selections
“A gently refreshing change from the hectic plasticity that now dominates Hollywood computer animation, and even from most other anime.”
– Mike D’Angelo, AV Club
“An ideal choice for Harry Potter and Studio Ghibli devotees, this animated fantasy adventure about a seemingly unremarkable English girl who enters a magical world is sweetly enchanting.” – Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
MARY AND THE WICTH’S FLOWER is expected to be rated PG. Visit the BBFC website for full details (may include plot spoilers).
Hull Truck Theatre is open all day, so why not come along early to grab a drink and a snack? Doors to the screening room usually open around ten minutes before the performance starts.
7:00pm: Programme starts
8:45pm: Programme ends
The programme run time includes an allowance for introductions and trailers. This may vary and in some cases the film will begin immediately after a short introduction. While we will endeavour to accommodate latecomers, this may not always be possible. Please note that we reserve the right to refuse entry, without a refund, to anyone arriving after the advertised programme start time.
Tickets Terms and Conditions
If any tickets remain unsold they can be purchased on the door on the night of the screening, but we strongly advise buying in advance. Advance tickets must be purchased; we cannot reserve tickets.
Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. We reserve the right to refuse admission, without refund, to anyone arriving after the advertised start time.
If you purchase a membership or student ticket your membership card/student ID MUST be presented along with your ticket on the door when you come to a film. If you do not have your membership card/student ID we reserve the right to charge an additional £1 for your ticket.