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Special Screening: Mary and The Witch's Flower (PG)

Newlyn Filmhouse
Event organized by Newlyn Filmhouse

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"Critics pick! Stunning! A world of visual enchantment!"
- Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times

"Magical! Enchanting! Thrilling! A remarkable achievement!"
-Peter Debruge, Variety

"Wondrous! An utterly bewitching delight!"
- Haleigh Foutch, Collider

"It's tremendous! A story about excitement, wonder, and exploring the world."
-Tasha Robinson, The Verge

"Fantasy on an epic scale!"
-Ray Greene, The Wrap

For fans of Studio Ghibli, Harry Potter or just magical storytelling in general, we have a very special screening of MARY AND THE WITCH'S FLOWER from 'Academy Award®-nominated Hiromasa Yonebayashi – animator on Studio Ghibli masterpieces Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, and Ponyo, and director of When Marnie Was There and The Secret World of Arrietty – comes a dazzling new adventure about a young girl named Mary, who discovers a flower that grants magical powers, but only for one night.

Mary is an ordinary young girl stuck in the country with her Great-Aunt Charlotte and seemingly no adventures or friends in sight. She follows a mysterious cat into the nearby forest, where she discovers an old broomstick and the strange Fly-by-Night flower, a rare plant that blossoms only once every seven years and only in that forest. Together the flower and the broomstick whisk Mary above the clouds, and far away to Endor College – a school of magic run by headmistress Madam Mumblechook and the brilliant Doctor Dee. But there are terrible things happening at the school, and when Mary tells a lie, she must risk her life to try to set things right.

Based on Mary Stewart’s 1971 classic children’s book The Little Broomstick, Mary and The Witch’s Flower is an action-packed film full of jaw-dropping imaginative worlds, ingenious characters, and the stirring, heartfelt story of a young girl trying to find a place in the world.

Screening in the original Japanese with English subtitles. Also with recorded introduction by the director.

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