Based on the much-loved children’s book written by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake, Revolting Rhymes combines the classic fairy tales of Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White, The Three Little Pigs, Jack & the Beanstalk, and Cinderella and serves them with a mischievous twist. In the first part, young Snow White and Red Riding Hood become lifelong friends as Snow White takes on the wicked queen while Red is called home to deal with a pair of hungry wolves—one who’s eaten her grandma and dressed in her clothes, and the other who can’t help himself from devouring some unsuspecting pigs. In the second part, Jack grows up with his heart set on next-door neighbor Cindy, but she has her eye on the eligible prince at the ball—and Jack gets distracted by a giant beanstalk at the bottom of his garden. Will Jack and Cindy find true love? Overarching both sections, our narrator, a big bad wolf, has all the answers as well as a story of his own to tell.
Content Advisory: Dark humor and some stylized cartoon violence
JBFC Kids activities accompany the screening on Oct 21
photo credit: © Magic Light Pictures 2016