Exuberant, magical odysseys transport audiences to the dawn of cinema

July 3, 2012

As part of its school holiday line-up, The Roxy is proud to present a wonderful selection of mesmerizing films guaranteed to appeal parents and children alike.

On Tuesday 3rd July and Friday 6th July, The Roxy will screen the stunning film Hugo. On Wednesday 4th July, The Artist will make your heart soar, while on Friday 13th and Saturday 21st July, We Bought A Zoo will both touch and entertain all ages.

Hugo is a film that elicits wonder! Throughout his extraordinary career, Academy Award-wining director Martin Scorsese has brought his unique vision and dazzling gifts to life in a series of unforgettable films. Now the legendary storyteller invites you to join him on a thrilling journey to a magical world with his first-ever 3-D film.

Hugo is the astonishing adventure of a wily and resourceful boy whose quest to unlock a secret left to him by his father will transform Hugo and all those around him, and reveal a safe and loving place he can call home.

Hugo is a near-masterpiece, a dazzling, magical mix of fantasy, drama and whimsy. This is an immaculately made film which works on multiple levels: an affecting story of a lonely orphan who craves companionship and a sense of belonging; a fantastical mystery with elements of slapstick comedy revolving around Sacha Baron Cohen’s character and a Doberman; and an ode to the dawn of cinema represented chiefly by French pioneer Georges Méliès.

Hugo’s passion is to repair an automaton robot that his dad had been working on, a quest which brings him into contact with Georges (Ben Kingsley), a curmudgeonly old guy who runs a toy booth in the station, and Georges’ effervescent god daughter Isabelle (Chloë Grace Moretz), a fellow orphan.

Hugo spends much of his time dodging the station’s officious inspector (Baron Cohen), who delights in rounding up stray kids and sending them to the orphanage.

The film is alternately captivating, poignant, funny and moving. The final reel is infused with Scorsese’s abiding love of cinema, featuring snippets of films by the Lumière brothers, Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin and Harold Lloyd.

Come and celebrate the magic of cinema these holidays. Both Hugo and The Artist are transcendent. Both represent the joy of cinema, both celebrate the artifacts of the medium. Come and experience the unbridled joy of Hugo and The Artist; they will remind you where your dreams are made and make your spirits soar.

If a good laugh is what you are after, don’t miss the keenly-anticipated Motherhood the Musical on Saturday 28th July. Tickets to this extremely popular live performance have been in great demand.

There is no doubt that this production will sell out so book now to avoid disappointment.