Sunday, 23 June 2013

Chimpanzee (film)

I blogged about the Disney nature 'documentary' African cats in June last year. This year Hailsham Pavilion have the new Disney nature film Chimpanzee and will be screening it twice as matinees in July. Intended for children, the film has a U certificate and has been sanitised of any scenes that might be upsetting. However, I have seen a few comments from parents of very young (five and under) children whose kids needed some reassurance during early scenes.

Chimpanzee has been co-written, directed and produced by Alastair Fothergill and Mark Linfield, formerly of the BBC Natural History unit. Alastair has previously produced episodes of The Blue Planet, Frozen Planet and Planet Earth. The film is narrated by Tim Allen and was filmed on location in Uganda and the Ivory Coast. Even if you're not a fan of primates, the scenery is gorgeous as can be seen in the trailer at the end of this post!

Oscar is a three-month-old baby chimpanzee. When his chimpanzee troop is attacked by a rival troop, Oscar's mother is killed and he becomes separated from the rest. He struggles to survive on his own and the other adults are unwilling to help him until, surprisingly, Oscar is adopted by the new alpha male.

Hailsham Pavilion, Sat 20th and Sun 21st Jul, 14:15.
Tickets available online, by calling 01323 841414, or in person at the Box Office.


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