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Family, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Sport
Determined to become a sporting superstar, 12-year-old Sammy Smith begins training for the long-distance running championship, supported by his friend Marvin. After bullies throw his lucky T-shirt into a laboratory, Sammy causes an explosion in attempting to retrieve it, and notices a drastic change in the item of clothing. Now granting its wearer superhuman abilities – including phenomenal power and rocket speed – Sammy heads to the sports ground, ready for the race and determined to beat the bullies once and for all. This title is from Volume Two: The Race Is On within the BFI’s Children Film Foundation collection.
Thoughtful documentary about the inhabitants of Bekoji - an Ethiopian village that has produced eight Olympic gold medallist runners.
11+ years 89 mins
Adaptation of the popular Roald Dahl book about a girl with sunny self-reliance and special powers who attends a school with a bullying headmistress.
5–11 years 98 mins
Three classic ghost stories from the BFI Children's Film Foundation: The Man from Nowhere, Haunters of the Deep and Out of the Darkness.
7–11 years 183 mins
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