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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
When orphan Molly Moon discovers an ancient book revealing the art of hypnotism, she uses her new powers to make some big changes.
7–11 years 96 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
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