What's on Today Sun 30 Aug
This masterclass will explore some of creative techniques and skills involved in directing animation and puppetry on film and an opportunity to experience first hand the directing process with a master of the art of puppetry - Barry Purves.
Ivor Wood was a pioneer of stop-motion animation and an unsung hero of British children’s television. The prolific Anglo-French animator created many iconic programmes including The Herbs, The Wombles, Paddington and Postman Pat.
Setting aside the gritty character portrayals, Robert De Niro delivers one of his greatest comic performances, revealing a fine touch for the genre in the process in absolutely nailing his role as ex-cop Jack Walsh in Martin Brest's (Beverly Hills Cop) cult odd-couple road movie.
Mr Punch made his first appearance in London in 1662 (according to Samuel Pepys). He has been delighting audiences with his incorrigible antics ever since.
A programme of independent artists’ short films exploring the craft and storytelling of live-action puppetry.
The Wolfpack 15
This stranger-than-fiction documentary depicts the unusual upbringing of six brothers who have spent their childhoods locked away from the outside world by their protective father and whose only reality is via the world of movies they have been obsessively watching and re-enacting.
The President 15 (S)
With echoes of real-life political events, from the Arab spring and beyond, this gripping and inventive parable of power and revenge shows Iranian director Makhmalbaf’s skill of combining a spirit of childlike play with a disquieting adult atmosphere of political corruption and brutality.