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Cinema in the Square: Shaun the Sheep
2pm Sunday 28 May
Cinema in the Square – A free film screening in Saffron Walden’s Market Square. Shaun and the rest of the flock head to the Big City to save the Farmer in this combination of lovable characters, slapstick and witty humour, guaranteed to delight adults and children alike. Organised in collaboration with Saffron Walden Town Council and The Town Team.
Please bring something to sit on (no tables though please)! Food vendors will be in attendance and there will be a licensed bar.
Parking: Please visit www.visitsaffronwalden.gov.uk for a map of Saffron Walden’s car parks.
Saffron Walden Town Team aims to encourage more people to shop in the town and ensure that it remains a vibrant and prosperous place to work, shop, visit and live. Cinema in the Square is an integral part of these plans.
DIRECTORS Mark Burton, Richard Starzack
When a harmless prank goes disastrously wrong, TV favourite Shaun and the rest of the flock team up with Bitzer the sheepdog to rescue the Farmer from the Big City. With no dialogue, but featuring the fantastic Aardman animation, this combination of lovable characters, slapstick and witty humour is guaranteed to delight adults and children alike. (2015 UK / France 85 minutes)
Aardman’s latest stop-motion animated feature is a rarity: a film aimed at very young kids that will delight adults, too. Its pleasures don’t lie in Lego Movie-style in-jokes. This is a dialogue-free movie. The closest we get to spoken words are the rustic mutterings, belching and snoring of the Farmer, who loses his memory and ends up working as a hairdresser in the big, bad city… There’s an emotional undertow to the storytelling but the gentle irony and very British understatement ensure that the film never sinks into woolly mawkishness. Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent
BBFC advice: Contains mild slapstick, threat and rude humour
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