Sunday 8th May 2016
Cinema One, Light House
£2 entry at the door (under 16 years – FREE)
Dir. Annelies Kusters, India, 2015 (Dur. 80 mins)
‘Ishaare’ has a double meaning. It means ‘gesture’ in Hindi and Marathi but it also means ‘sign’, indicating that a strict distinction between them cannot be made. However, although there seems to be overlap between gesture and sign language, they also differ, as the protagonists of the movie show and tell us. The film, Ishaare, documents how six Deaf signers (including one deaf-blind man) communicate with familiar and unfamiliar hearing shop-keepers, street vendors, customers, waiters, ticket conductors and fellow travellers in Mumbai. When enquiring, selling, bargaining and chitchatting, these Deaf and hearing people use gestures in combination with lip-reading, mouthing and writing.
10.40am – 11.00am: Recess
11.00am: A subtitled screening of Walt Disney’s The Jungle Book
(Dur. 105 mins)
Directed by Jon Favreau, based on Rudyard Kipling’s timeless stories and inspired by Disney’s classic animated film, The Jungle Book is an all-new live-action epic adventure about Mowgli, a man-cub who’s been raised by a family of wolves. But Mowgli finds he is no longer welcome in the jungle when fearsome tiger Shere Khan, who bears the scars of Man, promises to eliminate what he sees as a threat. Urged to abandon the only home he’s ever known, Mowgli embarks on a captivating journey of self-discovery, guided by panther-turned-stern mentor Bagheera, and the free-spirited bear Baloo.