Sunday, March 19
at 11:00 AM
Based on the novel by Roald Dahl
(1990, Nicolas Roeg) Vacationing with his grandmother (Mai Zetterling) in England, Jasen Fisher stumbles upon a convention of witches, led by Grand High Witch Anjelica Huston, as they plot to turn all children into mice. After the witches discover him eavesdropping, a newly mouse-ified Luke, grandmother, and hotel manager Rowan Atkinson fight to stop them. Based on the novel by Roald Dahl, and a rare children’s film from Roeg (Walkabout, Don’t Look Now, The Man Who Fell to Earth). DCP. Approx. 91 mins.
“An intriguing movie, ambitious and inventive, and almost worth seeing just for Anjelica Huston’s obvious delight in playing a completely uncompromised villainess.”
– Roger Ebert
“A gutsy version of Roald Dahl's story. […] Strange and scary enough to fascinate parents and offspring alike.”
– Colette Maude, Time Out (London)