Free Family Film for 2016
Filmgoers who’ve suffered through a summer of superheroes, supervillains and sequels/snarky reboots, we now have something that genuinely casts a spell on viewers. David Fear, Rolling Stone, August 18, 2016
Kubo offers visceral thrills and visual splendor, but it also champions the importance of kindness, forgiveness, and embracing humanity’s many imperfections. Lenika Cruz, The Atlantic, August 22, 2016
Kubo and the Two Strings is an epic action-adventure set in a fantastical Japan from acclaimed animation studio LAIKA. Clever, kindhearted Kubo (voiced by Art Parkinson of “Game of Thrones”) ekes out a humble living, telling stories to the people of his seaside town including Hosato (George Takei), Akihiro (Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa), and Kameyo (Academy Award nominee Brenda Vaccaro). But his relatively quiet existence is shattered when he accidentally summons a spirit from his past which storms down from the heavens to enforce an age-old vendetta. Now on the run, Kubo joins forces with Monkey (Academy Award winner Charlize Theron) and Beetle (Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey), and sets out on a thrilling quest to save his family and solve the mystery of his fallen father, the greatest samurai warrior the world has ever known. With the help of his shamisen – a magical musical instrument – Kubo must battle gods and monsters, including the vengeful Moon King (Academy Award nominee Ralph Fiennes) and the evil twin Sisters (Academy Award nominee Rooney Mara), to unlock the secret of his legacy, reunite his family, and fulfill his heroic destiny.
Directed By: Travis Knight and written by Marc Haimes and Chris Butler and starring Rooney Mara, Charlize Theron, Art Parkinson, Matthew McConaughey, Brenda Vaccaro, and Ralph Fiennes.
In theaters August 19, 2016 to wide release. Rating of PG (for thematic elements, scary images, action and peril. Runtime of 101 minutes. Studio: Focus Features.
Kubo will be shown at 4:30 on Friday and at 1:30 on Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free.