Sunday 28th April 2013 – Hither Green Cinema is turning Japanese!
The Cat Returns (2002) Cert U
****Due to licencing problems we have had to change the film. Please email Hither Green Cinema if you require a refund or come along on the day****
By the makers of Spirited Away
Doors open at 1.45pm and activities commence at 2pm, and will finish by 5pm
Bring your little Ninjas to an afternoon of Japanese themed activities. We kick off at 2pm with Japanese inspired games including origami and Samurai hat making, Japanese calligraphy for your little Emperors and Empresses and Fukuwarai (a Japanese version of pin the tale on the donkey) followed by a Kendo demonstration and free Karate lesson* by the Lewisham Shotokan Karate Centre, followed by the animated fantasy film The Cat Returns.
When a young girl rescues a cat from traffic she finds herself receiving gifts from the King of the Cats, who also wants her to marry his son, Prince Lune. With the assistance of a fat, grouchy real cat and an elegant cat statuette come to life, the girl has to find a way out of marrying the Prince of cats but gets whisked off to the Cat Kingdom before she has time to escape…
Shotokan Karate has long had many benefits, which include developing confidence, fitness and stamina as well as self-defence. But most importantly, we promise to wear the little ones out!
Recommended age: 6-12
Delicious cakes, treats and refreshments will be available.
Tickets are £5 per child. All adults must be accompanied by a child. Tickets are available from the Café of Good Hope on Hither Green Lane, You Don’t Bring Me Flowers on Staplehurst Road and wegottickets.com
*The small print: Although our volunteers will be on hand to help out on the day, please ensure you keep one eye on your child throughout the martial arts sessions. Hither Green Cinema cannot accept responsibility for any injuries or breakages. If, however, your child goes on to be the next Karate Kid, we might just take credit for that.
Zatoichi (2003) Cert 18 (subtitles)
A Takeshi Kitano Film
Doors open 6.45pm with activities commencing at 7pm.
Kick the evening off in style with a Kendo demonstration and free 20 minute Karate lesson by the Lewisham Shotokan Karate Centre, followed by a screening of Zatoichi.
Critically acclaimed, Zatoichi is colourful, rich with action and beautifully composed. The film follows the journey of a blind masseur and master swordsman, with powerful sequences and stunning choreography. Writer-director-actor Takeshi Kitano takes on this classic samurai character with his own brand of cinematic flair. Effortless and uncontrived, Zatoichi is pure cinematic magic.
For the full Japanese immersive experience, we’ve chosen the subtitled version. So don’t forget your specs.
Delicious cakes and treats will be on sale, as well as tea and coffee and the usual array of Meantime Beers, red and white wines and some Japanese refreshments.
We would like to thank The Shotokan Karate Centre in Lewisham for their support and dedication to this event. The primary objective of the Centre is to teach and foster the development of authentic Shotokan Karate. This is achieved under the leadership of the head instructor Sensei Roy Tomlin 6th Dan JKA