126 minutes, U.S.A.-U.K., 2013, Colour, D-Cinema

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Disney studios made Mary Poppins in 1964, and it remains a perennial family favourite, with iconic performances from a cast including Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke, and the unforgettable songs of the Sherman Brothers. Walt Disney had tried to make the film as early as 1938, but P.L. Travers, the writer of the books on which the film is based, refused to give up the rights. Saving Mr. Banks imagines Disney’s negotiations with Mrs. Travers in run up the film’s production, presenting Disney as a genial autocrat used to getting what he wants and Travers as an overly prim and precious Anglicised lady determined to protect her creation.

Here are two great roles for actors as fine as Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson to relish, and they are wonderful in this delightful and moving film enlightening a particular moment in Hollywood history.

We’ll be screening Mary Poppins, starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke, on December 8th & 9th. Tickets are on sale now!

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