16th November: Gateway Film Festival – 6pm screening of “La Belle et la Bête”

This Gateway Film Festival screening will a fantastic and unusual afternoon for families with children aged 5-6 and above.

In the atmospheric setting of St John’s, join us for a screening of La Belle et la Bête (1946). You may be more familiar with the Disney animated version or the recent adaptation starring Emma Watson, but this offers the first filmic adaptation of the classic 1757 Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont fairytale. It is directed by French poet and film-maker Jean Cocteau. Starring Josette Day as Belle and Jean Marais as the Beast.

Age Rating: PG
Time: 16/11/19, 18:00
Ticket Cost: £5 Book tickets

16th November: Gateway Film Festival – 2pm screening of “The Adventures of Prince Achmed”

This Gateway Film Festival screening will provide a fantastic and unusual afternoon for families with children aged 5-6 and above.

The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926) is a German animated fairytale film by film director and pioneer of silhouette animation Lotte Reiniger. It is the oldest surviving animated feature film, and follows the prince who rides his flying horse on a series of magical adventures, which include meeting a witch, seeing Aladdin, battling demons and even falling in love with a princess.

The screening will be followed by workshop of shadow-puppet making, where you can make your very own works inspired by Reiniger’s film and style.

Age Rating: PG (suggested age range 5-6 and older)
Ticket Information: £5 for 18+, £3 for under 18s including optional workshop (children must be accompanied by adults). Book tickets