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BFI FAMILIES 65 THE SINGING RINGING TREE DAS SINGENDE, KLINGENDE BAUMCHEN East Germany 1957. D ir Francesco Stefani. With Christel Bodenstein, Charles Hans Vogt, Eckar t Dux. 75min. Blu-ray. EST. U (suitable for all ages) A haughty Princess insists upon her suitor presenting her w ith a magical t ree, but when he fulfils her request she rejects him anyway, and a magical intervention by an evil dwarf turns him into a bear. There never has been, and never will be, a fairy tale quite like The Singing Ringing Tree – it has to be seen to be believed! SUN 26 NOV 12:30 NFT3 WARGAMES USA 1983. Dir John Badham. With Matthew Broderick, Ally Sheedy, Dabney Coleman. 113min. Format tbc. PG (adv 8+) David thinks he’s playing a st rategic game against a super computer when he hacks into a top secret military database. In fact, every move is being translated into reality and he unwitt ingly br ings about the st art of a potential World War Three. His only chance is to persuade t he computer to stop before it’s too late. SUN 12 NOV 12:30 NFT3 THE CAMERAMAN USA 1928. Dir Edward Sedgwick. With Buster Keaton, Marceline Day, Harry Gribbon. C.70min. 35m. U. (adv 8+) With live piano accompaniment In this hilarious silent comedy from the great Buster Keaton, his first for MGM, our hero moves from portrait photographs into newsreel filming, but inevitably finds himself making rookie mistakes such as forgetting to load the film. An encounter with an unsympathetic policeman unites him with a mischievous monkey and he’s soon surrounded by mayhem. See p56 for an additional screening SUN 5 NOV 16:00 NFT1 book online at bfi.org.uk/families @BFI


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