Showing: Sunday 11th November at 4pm
Director: Colin McIvor
Cast: Toby Jones, Penelope Wilton, Art Parkinson
Genre: Family, History, War
Runtime: 1hr 37min
An almost perfect family favourite, and an unforgettable tale of a friendship literally larger than life!
ZOO is based on a true story, of how during the war in 1941, under order from the Office for Public Security, marksmen entered Belfast Zoo to put down the animals inside, as a safety procedure for the general public while the Luftwaffe airstrikes jeopardised the city. As the tragic cull began, a woman in plain sight walked amongst the carnage & somehow rescued & walked a young elephant from the zoo each evening to the backyard of her home where she looked after & cared for it. The film tells the incredible tale of Tom & his friends, as they undertake the adventure of concealing and looking after baby elephant Buster.
A top notch cast delivers a sweet, uncomplicated treat for animal lovers & families everywhere.
Followed by a Q & A with Director Colin McIvor