It wasn't until his daughters begged him to make a film of their favourite book, Mary Poppins, that Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) showed any interest in the story. Nevertheless, he promised them he'd do it – and after 20 years of convincing author P.L. Travers to sell him the rights, he finally did. Emma Thompson plays the prickly Travers in this true story of how the classic film finally came to be made, recounting a two-week stretch in 1961 during which Disney pulled out all the stops to convince the increasingly reluctant writer to sell him the rights. Jason Schwartzman, Colin Farrell and Paul Giamatti round out the film, rated supercalifragilisticexpialidocious in most early reviews.
This exclusive preview for Time Out Card holders – screening at three different cinemas simultaneously – takes place four days before the film's general release. To find out more about the Time Out Card, including details on how to order your own, click here.
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Please see below for a list of participating cinemas. Card holders are welcome to request a cinema of their choice, but may have to attend another (again on a first come first served basis). Sreenings take place on Nov 25 at 6.30pm. Guests are advised to arrive at 6pm. Valid Time Out Cards and printed e-tickets must be presented at the door.
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When I first read about this film I was not sure what to expect, it was a Disney film yet also a Documentary of sorts, a movie within a movie. I was blown away however; to say the least , at the amount of emotion I went through watching this film. It follows a writer named P.L Travers who created the beloved Mary Poppins. Known in the film industry as a bit of a handful Mrs. Travers was contacted by Walt Disney for the rights to her character in order to make a movie. The interaction between the two was heartfelt and the movie depicts Mrs. Travers in a whole new light. Children and Adults would be missing out if they did not go see this film, utterly brilliant.
Taciturn Travers wages war against the whimsy of Walt Disney in a film that is both brilliantly witty and emotionally captivating. The story of Mary Poppins becomes even more dear to the viewer as Mrs.Travers fights for her characters, subsequently reliving her childhood in the process. At the heart of the story, we find that the magic of Disney isn't made of fluff - it's a legitimate perspective on life which allows us to see the sun rather than the rain. Not only does this movie enchant and entertain...it just may leave you singing "Let's Go fly A Kite" as you exit the theater. Thanks Time Out!!