SAVING MR. BANKS * (PG)

Date Time
Fri 20th December 7.45pm
Sat 21st December 7.45pm
Sun 22nd December 4.00pm
Mon 23rd December 7.45pm
Thursday 2nd January 10.30am

Dir. John Lee Hancock, USA/UK/Australia, 2013, 125 mins
Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Paul Giamatti, Colin Farrell, Jason Schwartzman, B.J. Novak

In his quest to obtain the rights for P.L Travers’ (Thompson) book, Mary Poppins, Walt Disney (Hanks) comes up against a curmudgeonly, uncompromising writer who has absolutely no intention of letting her beloved magical nanny get mauled by the Hollywood machine. Armed with imaginative storyboards and chirpy songs from the talented Sherman brothers, Walt launches an all-out onslaught on P.L. Travers, but the prickly author doesn’t budge. It is only when he reaches into his own childhood that Walt discovers the truth about the ghosts that haunt her, and together they set Mary Poppins free to ultimately make one of the most endearing films in cinematic history.

All times listed are the programme start time unless otherwise stated. Films start approx 30 mins after the programme start time.