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Friday 20th December 2019
in Polstead Village Hall
The Lion King (118 minutes, PG) is a 2019 American musical film that is perfect for the family at Christmas. Directed by Jon Favereau, written by Jeff Nathanson, and produced by Walt Disney Pictures, it is a photorealistic remake of Disney's traditional animated 1994 film of the same name. The film stars the voices of Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alfre Woodard , Billy Eichner, John Kani, John Oliver, and Beyonce Knowles-Carter, as well as James Earl Jones reprising his role from the earlier film.
The film tells the story of Simba, a lion cub growing up with many adventures , who must embrace his role as the rightful king of his native land following the murder of his father, Mufasa, at the hands of his uncle, Scar.
The director, Favereau, was determined that the film, while following the musical conventions of the earlier version , should employ the latest techniques available so that the audience was looking at real animals in their natural surroundings . Composers Hans Zimmer and Elton John, and lyricist Tim Rice, all of whom worked on the original's sound track, returned to compose the score alongside Knowles-Carter, who assisted John in reworking the soundtrack and wrote a new song for the film, titled "Spirit", which she also performed.
Audiences have loved the new treatment , which has attracted massive success around the world. At over $1.5 billion, the film is currently the seventh highest grossing film of all time. Peter Debruge, in Variety, said: "By focussing his attention on upgrading the look of the earlier film while sticking largely to its directional choices and script , Favereau reinforces the strength of the 1994 classic ....for those too young to have seen [that film], this could be a life changing experience .....that strives to create the kind of understanding between audiences and the animal kingdom that Disney once made a regular part of its mission. "The Lion King" honours what came before, using current animation technology to convince us that we are watching the real thing"
Doors open at 7-00pm and films begin at 7-30pm.
The Hall is fully licensed so there is a bar as well as tea, coffee and Suffolk ice-cream to add to the enjoyment of the evening.
Tickets, £3-50, can be booked in advance at the Community Shop, or by ringing Sue Wigglesworth on 01787 210029
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