Celebrate this beloved children's author and his storytelling legacy with a film and some crafty fun! Learn about Dahl and his books, then make a Dream Jar inspired by the book, The BFG while watching the film, James and the Giant Peach (PG). For all ages.
Inventor Flint Lockwood creates a machine that causes different types of food to rain down on his hometown of Swallow Falls. At first, the town prospers, until the food begins to mutate into bigger and bigger portions, which threatens the safety of the townspeople. Flint must use his ingenuity and a few of his other inventions to help him restore order.
A young boy gets trapped inside a board game for twenty-six years and is only released when new players join the game. They must finish the game despite the chaos and danger that erupts from each roll of the dice.
At Camp Green Lake, a juvenile detention camp, the inmates are required to dig holes in the dried-up lake bed day after day. The activity is supposed to build character, but after finding a mysterious tube of lipstick, the inmates start to wonder what they are really digging for.
In the kingdom of Dor, soup has been banned due to an unfortunate incident, leaving the kingdom sad and in dire straits. Brave mouse Despereaux befriends the princess and helps her restore the kingdom’s traditions, bringing joy back to the realm.
Forensic pathologist Bennet Omalu discovers severe brain damage during the autopsy of a former NFL football player. His efforts to publish his findings and warn the NFL of the dangers of repeated blows to the head fall on deaf ears and he is persecuted for his statements. But after the suicide of a member of the NFL Players Association, his research is given another chance.
Thirty-three miners get trapped in the San Jose mine in Copiapo, Chile. Inside the rescue chamber, they find the radio broken and their supplies limited. The owners of the mine make no attempt to rescue the miners until the government intervenes, although they have no way of knowing if they will find anyone alive.
In 1973, a French street performer dreams of walking a tight wire between the World Trade Center towers in New York City. While he is working in the circus, he makes several friends who will be essential to helping him realize his dream.
Maud Watts, a young laundress in 1912 England, gets caught up in a suffragette riot while on an errand one day and is later asked to give testimony to parliament in order to secure the right to vote for women. As she becomes more and more involved in the suffragette movement, she suffers when she is fired and her husband throws her out. But she knows in her heart that the vote is worth fighting for in spite of what it will cost her personally.
The incredible story of Malala Yousafzai is told in this 2015 American documentary film. Malala, a Pakistani female activist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, was shot by the Taliban for her outspokenness against the violent opposition to girls’ education. She was named for the Afghani folk hero Malalai of Maiwand.