Part of Loft Jr., a free monthly series showcasing great new and classic family-friendly films from around the world! Pre-show activities hosted by Mildred & Dildred Toy Store starting at 9:15am! Presented by the Pima County Public Library.
“If only all blockbusters could be this exciting, engrossing and beautiful.” – Bilge Ebiri, Village Voice
Based on Rudyard Kipling’s timeless stories and inspired by Disney’s classic animated film, The Jungle Book is a thrilling, live-action epic adventure about Mowgli (Neel Sethi), 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 (voice of Idris Elba), 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 (Ben Kingsley) and the free-spirited bear Baloo (Bill Murray). Along the way, Mowgli encounters jungle creatures who don’t exactly have his best interests at heart, including Kaa (Scarlett Johansson), a python whose seductive voice and gaze hypnotizes the man-cub, and the smooth-talking King Louie (Christopher Walken), who tries to coerce Mowgli into giving up the secret to the elusive and deadly red flower: fire. An Academy Award-winner for Best Visual Effects, this modern-day Jungle Book is an enchanting adventure that offers up much more than just the “bare necessities.” (Dir. by John Favreau, 2016, UK/USA, 106 mins., Rated PG)