The Churchyard at St John’s Leytonstone turns into a family oasis for the weekend with a programme of unusual and beloved shorts and features, from close to home and further afield. Check back for timings.
Harryhausen Short Films: Hansel and Gretel and Other Stories (PG*)
These short fairy stories are a fantastic introduction to Ray Harryhausen’s cinematic genius. Lesser known than his feature, Jason and the Argonauts, but no less impressive, these wonderful shorts from the legendary animator showcase his mastery of stop motion and talent for storytelling.
The Story of Little Red Riding Hood, 1949, 9 min
The Story of Hansel and Gretel, 1951, 10 min
The Story of Rapunzel, 1951, 10 min
The Story of King Midas, 1953, 10 min
The Story of The Tortoise & the Hare, 2002, 12 min
Total 51 min. Age recommendation: 4+
* Locally classified by the City of London corporation
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