PROGRAMME

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WATER EATON---THURSDAY---26 JULY


11.30am–12.30pm
Enter The Portal – A View from The Lakes Estate (F)

Over the last half term Vagabond has been working with a group of young people aged 10–13 to make an animated film with Rachel Wright, Stuart Moore & Chriirs Bradlley. The film is about the young peoples' memories, their dreams and the reality of living on The Lakes Estate which celebrates its 50th year in 2018. The film uses techniques of animated people, paper cut-outs, and live footage to tell a short story about the power of imagination to transform our everyday lives.


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2pm
Heads Together + 8 short animations ANIMATION 18 (F)
Running time: 60 mins (total programme)

Animation, like childhood, can be full of wonder with the biggest pleasures being the simplest ones. This programme, carefully chosen for children of ages 8 and above up, strips away all the soft-sell toy ads and the over-the- top blockbuster-style special effects to deliver a selection of wonderful films full of joy. This programme is suitable for all ages but especially 8-15 year-olds. Programme curated by London International Animation Festival.


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5pm 
The Jungle Book (U)
Running time: 75 mins


Bagheera the Panther and Baloo the Bear have a difficult time trying to convince a boy to leave the jungle for human civilization.


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7pm
My Life as a Courgette (U)
Running time: 65 mins
+ Short Films in Competition

Hoe Street & The Girl with the Curly Hair 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.


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WATER EATON---FRIDAY---27 JULY


11am
Living Archive: Make No Little Plans: City Builders Story (F)
Running time: 60 mins

This film is a story of Milton Keynes’ early years, told by those who were part of the Development Corporation, tasked with its planning and development. It’s a story of audacity and brashness, of teamwork and tussles, of utopian dreams and a bold vision.


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2pm
Lottie Reiniger’s Animations – Fairy Tales: Hansel and Gretel and Cinderella (F)
Running time: 20 mins


Lottie Reiniger born 119 years ago was a pioneer in animation. Her hypnotic films, painstakingly crafted out of snippets of card and wire and animated by hand, have influenced generations of film-makers and artists. These are two of Lottie’s classic films – a double bill not to be missed.’

Two of her classics make up this not to be missed double-bill.


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5pm
Fantastic Mr Fox (PG)
Running time: 85 mins


Devil-may-care Mr. Fox (voice of George Clooney) quits chicken thieving to start a family with Mrs. Fox (voice of Meryl Streep). Twelve years later, he leaves his columnist job to rob poultry from three mean farmers who then devise a plan to trap Mr. Fox

+ Short Film A Can’s Story
Dir. Jude Leese 3 mins

Jude is a 15 year old filmmaker based in Milton Keynes who recently won Best Young Student Film at St Albans Film Festival for A Can’s Journey. The story of a discarded can’s travels over three days- in three minutes! Will it find a way to be recycled, or remain as litter on the loose?

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7pm
Song of the Sea (PG)
Running time: 92 mins

A gorgeous, almost painterly animated tale of two siblings trying to reach home, but waylaid by witches, owls and faeries. fairies.

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WATER EATON---SATURDAY---28 JULY


11am
The MK People's Stories: Paul Griffiths & The Bletchley Bath Tub Race + Feature: 3 Curly Wurlys and 106 roundabouts (U)
Running time: 180 mins

The film tells the story of Milton Keynes based on the best selling book by Lee Scriven. It unearths rare archive footage of MK, including some clips that have not been seen for over 40 years and some that have never been seen before. (3 Curly Wurly's and 106 Roundabouts)


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2pm
Famous Fred, The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child (F)
Running time: 90 mins


3 animated short films for young children. Famous Fred – children learn that their recently deceased cat was actually a famous rock star; Gruffalo – a cunning mouse goes out for a walk in the forest and has an encounter with a scary creature; Gruffalo's Child – a mouse leaves the safety of her father in search of The Big Bad Mouse.


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5pm
Peter Rabbit (PG)
Running time: 95 mins


Beatrix Potter's classic tale of a rebellious rabbit trying to sneak into a farmer's vegetable garden.

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7pm
A Town Called Panic (PG)
Running time: 75 mins


Cowboy and Indian's only wish was to come up with a brilliant idea for Mr Horse's birthday, but when their plan ends up in utter disaster, they'll need to travel the world and back to make things right again.

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WATER EATON---SUNDAY---29 JUL


11am
Peter Rabbit (PG)
Running time: 95 mins


Beatrix Potter's classic tale of a rebellious rabbit trying to sneak into a farmer's vegetable garden.

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2pm
Alice in Wonderland (PG)
Running time: 82 mins

Czech Animator Jan Švankmajer Jan Svankmejer‘s  presents his unique vision  of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland using animated puppetsusing animated puppets.


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5pm
The Big Knights (U)
Running time: 40–70 mins


In the far off land of Borovia, where dragons are fierce, witches are wicked, scientists are insane, the economy is bad and television is in black & white, stands Castle Big: home of The Big Knights.

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7pm
Coco (PG)
Running time: 100mins

Despite his family's generations-old ban on music, young Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead.

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WATER EATON---FRIDAY---3 AUGUST


11am
Living Archive People’s Stories from Milton Keynes (U)
Running time: 60 mins

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7pm
Swiss Family Robinson (PG)
Running time: 120 mins

In this family film, the Robinson clan flee the reign of Napoleon to start afresh in New Guinea. When their ship gets damaged en-route, the family takes refuge on a deserted island. The Robinsons learn to live in the wild, have which takes them on various adventures – and they build an impressive tree house in a tree. However, while island life is full excitement, the question of whether to return to civilization looms.

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WATER EATON---SATURDAY---4 AUGUST


11am – 12 noon
Floating Cinema Drop in – come and visit us, see the cinema, pick up a programme and find out more!


2pm
Africa at the Pictures presents
Liyana (PG)
Running time: 77mins

Affecting and uplifting, this beautiful documentary and animated tale tells the story of a young girl as imagined by a group of orphaned Swazi children in a place they now call home.

In this tale-within-a-tale, the orphans invent a character drawn from their own experience. Liyana, is a brave and strong girl who lives in a thatched hut with her mother, father and two brothers. True to their own lives, resilience is key to the story – a fairytale filled with tenderness and incredible courage.

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7pm
The Money Pit (PG)
Running time: 90mins

This 80's classic sees young lovers Walter and Anna house-sitting the New York City apartment owned by Max, Anna's ex-husband, who suddenly decides to toss them out. Needing a new home, they settle on buying a country estate outside the city, which is available for a suspiciously low price. It soon becomes apparent why, as doors fall off their hinges, staircases come tumbling down and a bathtub falls through the floor...


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WATER EATON---SUNDAY---5 AUGUST


7pm
Estate: a Reverie (PG)
Running time: 83mins

A film forged by community and a spirited celebration of extraordinary everyday humanity. Timely, lyrical, this film was made over seven years from within the Hackney housing estate which has its own cameo featured. A Utopian fever dream lived, and a community made, by those abandoned by the structures around them. A profound exploration of difference, marginalization and resilience.

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