Goodbye Christopher Robin

MONTHLY MATINEE - Join us for an advance screening with scones, jam and cream, tea/coffee, and a discussion on the Winnie-the-Pooh phenomenon and other famous children's books. Hosted by Jan Epstein with guest Angela Crocombe, a children’s book specialist and Manager of Readings Kids.

The Winnie-the-Pooh books are beloved the world over for their tales of a bear with very little brain that celebrate childhood invention and whimsy. But for the books’ author A. A. Milne, they were a means of bonding with his son, the very real Christopher Robin.

Alan Milne (Domhnall Gleeson) is a shell-shocked veteran of the First World War when he and his socialite wide Daphne (Margot Robbie) take up residence at a farmhouse adjacent to a wood that their son Christopher Robin takes delight playing in with his toys. Inspired by Christopher Robin’s games, Milne starts weaving the toys into diverting stories, and makes the fateful decision to use his son’s real name in them. When Winnie-the-Pooh becomes a sensation both author and the books’ child star become celebrities – but the consequences are unforeseen, from Milne being locked out of the serious literary circles that had previously feted him, to Christopher Robin tragically and ironically never being able to escape the golden amber of childhood as he got older.

Thursday, 16th November

Legend Deluxe: In-Cinema dining session.
Event: Special event screening, complimentary & discount tickets do not apply
CC & AD: Closed captions or audio description available for individual use for this session, captions DO NOT appear on-screen.

Session times for the new cinema week, commencing each Thursday, will be released the Tuesday afternoon prior

Commences Thursday, 23 Nov 2017
Rating CTC
Genre Drama
Running Time 100