Saturday 30th November
100mins, US, 2011
The magically long-haired Rapunzel has spent her entire life in a tower, but now that a runaway thief has stumbled upon her, she is about to discover the world for the first time, and who she really is.
WHEN SANTA FELL TO EARTH (U)
Saturday 7th December
107mins, DE, 2011
The last thing Charlotte and Ben expected was for Santa to crash-land onto their street in the middle of a thunderstorm just before Christmas! And this is only the beginning of what turns out to be a remarkable series of Christmas adventures, including chases, fake Santas and vicious nutcrackers to name just some of them...
THE MUPPETS CHRISTMAS CARROL (U)
Saturday 14th December
86mins, US, 1992
The Muppet characters tell their version of the classic tale of an old and bitter miser's redemption on Christmas Eve.
ARTHUR CHRISTMAS (U)
Saturday 21ST December
95mins, UK/US, 2012
On Christmas night at the North Pole, Santa's youngest son looks to use his father's high-tech operation for an urgent mission.
MOON MAN (U)
Saturday 28TH December
95mins, DE/FR/IE, 2012
A bored Man in the Moon hitches a ride to Earth on the tails of a passing comet and starts to explore the fantastical creatures and sights of a new planet. But all is not well - the Moon Man's absence from his post means that all the world's children are unable to sleep. Before the President can capture him, they must join forces to return him to his rightful place in the sky.
SMURFS 2 (U)
Saturday 4th January
105mins, US, 2013
The Smurfs team up with their human friends to rescue Smurfette, who has been kidnapped by Gargamel since she knows a secret spell that can turn the evil sorcerer's newest creation - creatures called the Naughties - into real Smurfs.
LONDON INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL ON TOUR – KIDS CLUB SPECIAL (U)
Saturday 11th January
79mins, Various countries, 2013
Animation, like childhood, can be just full of wonder with the biggest pleasures being the simplest ones. This programme strips away all the soft-sell toy ads and the over-the-top blockbuster-style special effects and just delivers up a programme of wonderful films full of simple joys.
TURBO 2D (U)
Saturday 18th January
96mins, US, 2013
A freak accident might just help an everyday garden snail achieve his biggest dream: winning the Indy 500.
Ah, the good old days of the penny rush, where kids could spend Saturday afternoons at the cinema for just 1p. Well, the price may have gone up to £1 (such is life), but every Saturday at 12 midday we screen matinee films aimed at children and families. Parents, carers and the kids at heart can come along (for £4.60), and children who are old enough are welcome to stay and watch the film without supervision (although Picture House staff cannot be responsible for them).
A film by Bill Morrison, original score by Jóhann Jóhannsson, produced by Forma with support from Arts Council England.
The former coal mining communities in North East England are the subject of this inspired documentary by American artist-filmmaker Bill Morrison. Their story is told entirely without words, yet the film is far from silent featuring a remarkable original score by the Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson.
THE MINERS’ HYMNS will be preceded by the film PORTRAIT OF A MINER (Richard Mason, 1966, 28mins). PORTRAIT OF A MINER was produced in 1966 by the National Coal Board to provide insights into ‘modern’ mining by capturing the daily life of a miner called Pat Leigh. Mason depicts working class masculinity in the jokes and dreams shared by the miners. The story is intercut with direct-to-camera interjections from those who know Pat including his wife, priest, pit manager, parents and former football coach amongst others.