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The Boy Who Turned Yellow

Director: Emeric Pressburger, Michael Powell Run Time: 75 min. Format: Digital Rating: NR/PG Release Year: 1972

Starring: Helen Weir, Mark Dightam, Robert Eddison

A young boy searches to save his lost mouse from the Tower of London in THE BOY WHO TURNED YELLOW.

Similar to their lavishly beautiful films like The Red Shoes, acclaimed British directors Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger (aka The Archers) produce a colourful children’s masterpiece in their last collaborative venture, The Boy Who Turned Yellow. Originally made for the Children’s Film Foundation as an educational tool to explain the science of electricity to children, this film tells the story of a young boy who is in search of his pet mouse that he lost while on a field trip to the Tower of London. Heading back to London to find “Alice”, he turns yellow on the Tube and finds a man who travels via electricity, also yellow. Adults can search for subtextual message about this dreamlike science film that certainly eschews narrative cohesive for gorgeous visuals while kids enjoy the adventurous spirit!

We’ll also be playing a short animated film before the feature!

Part of Nitehawk’s CHEEKY MONKEYS May brunch children’s series.