DIRECTOR: STEVEN SPIELBERG
CAST: RUBY BARNHILL, BILL HADER
That’s short for Big Friendly Giant, a twenty-four-foot tall titan played (with a little help from a crack special effects team) by Mark Rylance in Spielberg’s enormously charming adaptation of the beloved Roald Dahl book. Ten-year-old Sophie (Ruby Barnhill) is naturally frightened by her first meeting with the lumbering BFG, but discovers in time that he’s a model playmate—though the same can’t be said of Fleshlumpeater, Bloodbottler, and the other giants who they’re endeavoring to stop with the help of Queen Victoria.
Screening as a part of our Playtime: Family Matinee series.