Groundwork, Screening

  • Image: still from 'My Life As A Courgette', by Claude Barras © Thunderbird Releasing

Lightbox Cinema

Watch children’s classic animations and world cinema throughout August. Every Saturday afternoon in August the Lightbox studio will be transformed into the Lightbox Cinema, showing free screenings of short animations from 3pm and a feature from 3.45pm. Drinks and a range of snacks are available from CAST Café. The full film programme is as follows:

Saturday 4 August
3pm: A selection of animated shorts suitable for young children.
3.45pm: The Song of The Sea by Tomm Moore (PG)
Based on the Irish legend of the Selkies, Song of the Sea tells the story of the last seal-child, Saoirse, and her brother Ben, who go on an epic journey to save the world of magic and discover the secrets of their past. Pursued by the owl witch Macha and a host of ancient and mythical creatures, Saoirse and Ben race against time to awaken Saoirse’s powers and keep the spirit world from disappearing forever.

Saturday 11 August
3pm: A selection of animated shorts suitable for young children.
3.45pm: My Life as a Courgette by Claude Barras (PG 13)
After losing his mother, a young boy is sent to a foster home with other orphans his age where he begins to learn the meaning of trust and true love.

Saturday 18 August
3pm: A selection of animated shorts suitable for young children.
3.45pm: The Red Balloon and The White Mane by Albert Lamorisse (PG)
One of the most beloved children’s films of all time, and winner of the Palme d’Or at the 1956 Cannes Film Festival, The Red Balloon is the enchanting fable of a boy who discovers a stray balloon that seems to have a mind of its own. The White Mane, another classic from director Albert Lamorisse, tells the story of a magnificent stallion who leads a herd of wild horses, and the young fisherman who manages to tame him.

Saturday 25 August
3pm: A selection of animated shorts suitable for young children.
3.45pm: The Eagle Huntress by Otto Bell
Aishol-pan, a 13-year-old girl, trains to become the first female in 12 generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter and rises to the pinnacle of a tradition that has been handed down from father to son for centuries. While there are many old Kazakh eagle hunters who vehemently reject the idea of any female taking part in their ancient tradition, Aisholpan’s father, Nurgaiv, believes that a girl can do anything a boy can, as long as she’s determined.

The Lightbox festival is funded by the Garcia Family Foundation, Feast, Little Parc Owles Trust and Arts Council England and is part of Groundwork, a season of exhibitions and events in special locations across Cornwall, organised by CAST in partnership with Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange, Kestle Barton and Tate St Ives. Lightbox is created by Lucy Grant of Heads & Hands, commissioned by CAST and hosted by CAST and Helston Museum.

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