Mary and the Witch's Flower

Showed at Images 4/28/2018–4/29/2018

Matinee shows will be dubbed in English;
Sunday evening show will be in Japanese with English subtitles

Williams College professor of Comparative and Japanese Literature Christopher Bolton will introduce the Sunday, April 29, 8pm show.

Mary is an ordinary young girl stuck in the country with her Great-Aunt Charlotte and seemingly no adventures or friends in sight. She follows a mysterious cat into the nearby forest, where she discovers an old broomstick and the strange Fly-by-Night flower, a rare plant that blossoms only once every seven years and only in that forest. Together the flower and the broomstick whisk Mary above the clouds, and far away to Endor College – a school of magic run by headmistress Madam Mumblechook and the brilliant Doctor Dee. But there are terrible things happening at the school, and when Mary tells a lie, she must risk her life to try to set things right.

Based on Mary Stewart’s 1971 classic children’s book The Little Broomstick, Mary and The Witch’s Flower is an action-packed film full of jaw-dropping imaginative worlds, ingenious characters, and the simple, heartfelt story of a young girl trying to find a place in the world. Featuring the voices of Ruby Barnhill and Academy Award-winners Kate Winslet and Jim Broadbent.

  • Director: Hiromasa Yonebayashi
  • Rating: PG
  • Runtime: 1 hour 43 minutes
  • Genre: Animation, Fantasy