It's been a little while since I last talked about Butterscotch Sunday, with their last special screening being Metropolis at the Bike Shed Theatre back in October last year. Well now, after a short but well-deserved break, they're back at the Bike Shed with a special screening of Where The Wild Things Are.
Based on the much-loved children's book by Maurice Sendak, Where The Wild Things Are is the story of Max, a mischievous and misbehaving child who is sent to his room by his parents. From there he journeys to where the Wild Things are, ending up on an island full of giant creatures who are just as impulsive as he is. The Wild Things soon take to Max and make him their king, but Max soon finds out that being king is not as easy as he'd thought.
Where The Wild Things Are is directed by Spike Jonze, director of Being John Malkovich, Adaptation and most recently Her. But rather than just show the film, Butterscotch Sunday are organising activities around it in which children and adults alike can participate. There will be interactive story-telling, mask-making and delicious food being provided on site. And best of all, all the proceeds of the event go to Love Local Food, a great social enterprise which provides both groceries and learning resources for the people of Exeter.
Where The Wild Things Are will be screened at the Bike Shed Theatre from 3pm on Sunday 13th April. Tickets are £8 for adults and £5 for children, and can be purchased from the Bike Shed here. Having been involved with Butterscotch Sunday screenings before, I can safely say you're in for a memorable experience. If you need any further persuasion, here's an image of me dressed up as Rotwang, delivering lines from The Futurist Manifesto at the Metropolis screening:
Hope to see you all on the 13th!