Community & Togetherness

A strand of titles for the 2022 Into Film Festival which all contain stories about community and togetherness.

Wildhood
Wildhood

Community can take many forms, but the value of working collectively and supporting one another has been highlighted even more in the past few years.

The films included in this strand explore togetherness and mutuality. Some feature characters who are outcasts from society and find home in unlikely places, while others work together to create meaningful change in the world.

 

Films that are part of Community & Togetherness

The Bears' Famous Invasion of Sicily

CertUnclassified

Age group7–14

Duration82 mins

The Bears' Famous Invasion of Sicily(2019)

During a heavy storm, two men and an old bear share stories about Leonce the King of Bears, who once invaded the land of Man with help from his clan.

This film is included in our Community & Togetherness strand as it deals with topics such as family, equality, campaigns and revolutions, and links to subjects including French and Citizenship.

Candyman

Cert15

Age group16+

Duration91 mins

Candyman(2021)

An ambitious artist is exposed to the legend of a vengeful spirit known as the Candyman and decides to use him as inspiration for his paintings.

This film is included in our Community & Togetherness strand as it deals with topics such as sports and friendship and links to subjects including Design & Technology.

Clifford the Big Red Dog

CertPG

Age group7–11

Duration97 mins

Clifford the Big Red Dog(2021)

Adaptation of the book series about a lonely schoolgirl whose love for a tiny red puppy makes the dog grow to an enormous size.

This film is included in our Community & Togetherness strand as it deals with topics such as family, friendship, anti-bullying, and links to subjects including English Literature and PSHE Education.

Encanto

CertU

Age group5–14

Duration109 mins

Encanto(2021)

Set in Colombia, a young girl must save her magical family although she is the only one without special powers.

This film is included in our Community & Togetherness strand as it deals with topics such as family, growing up and community, and links to subjects including Music and PSHE Education.

Gagarine

Cert12

Age group14+

Duration98 mins

Gagarine(2021)

A young man fascinated by space travel resolves to make sure the housing project where he lives does not get demolished by the authorities.

This film is included in our Community & Togetherness strand as it deals with topics such as family, equality and immigration, and links to subjects including Design & Technology.

The Golden Dream

Cert12

Age group14+

Duration108 mins

The Golden Dream(2013)

Unconventional road movie about a group of undocumented teen Guatemalan migrants and their perilous journey to a new life in the US.

This film is included in our Community & Togetherness strand as it deals with topics such as refugees, immigration and indigenous peoples and links to subjects including Citizenship and Geography.

Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom

CertUnclassified

Age group11–16

Duration110 mins

Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom(2019)

A trainee teacher is sent to the world’s most remote school in the Eastern Himalayas.

This film is included in our Community & Togetherness strand as it deals with topics such as family, growing up, LGBTQ+ representation, and links to subjects including PSHE Education.

Lu Over the Wall

CertPG

Age group7–14

Duration112 mins

Lu Over the Wall(2017)

An anime full of music and energy which sees a young boy team up with a mermaid to ensure the survival of both their communities.

This film is included in our Community & Togetherness strand as it deals with topics such as family, friendships, music, and links to subjects including Music and Art & Design

Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile

CertPG

Age group7–11

Duration106 mins

Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile(2022)

After moving to New York City, a young boy befriends a singing crocodile he finds living in the attic of his family’s new home.

This film is included in our Community & Togetherness strand as it deals with topics such as friendships, school, books, and links to subjects including English and PSHE Education.

Minions: The Rise of Gru

CertU

Age group5–11

Duration88 mins

Minions: The Rise of Gru(2022)

The origin story of future super-villain Gru, a young despicable boy who sets out to impress an evil gang with the chaotic help of his Minions.

This film is included in our Community & Togetherness strand as it deals with topics such as friendships and community and links to subjects including English & Geography.

Ron's Gone Wrong

CertPG

Age group7–14

Duration103 mins

Ron's Gone Wrong(2021)

A lonely teenage boy receives a malfunctioning robot toy as a birthday present and they soon become best friends.

This film is included in our Community & Togetherness strand as it deals with topics such as anti-bullying, school, family and friendships, and links to subjects including PSHE Education.

Top Gun: Maverick

Cert12

Age group11+

Duration131 mins

Top Gun: Maverick(2022)

A legendary aviator returns to teach everything he knows to a group of Top Gun fighter pilots in this action-packed sequel of the 1986 classic.

This film is included in our Community & Togetherness strand as it deals with topics such as sports and friendships, and links to subjects including Design & Technology.

Wildhood

Cert15

Age group16+

Duration108 mins

Wildhood(2021)

Two brothers travel across rural Canada in search for their elusive mother, making a friend along the way who teaches them about indigenous heritage.

This film is included in our Community & Togetherness strand as it deals with topics such as family, growing up, LGTBQ + representation, and links to subjects including PSHE Education.

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