2016 marks 100 years since the birth of Roald Dahl – arguably one of the world’s greatest storytellers. Some of our favorite movies have come from his book, everything from WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY and THE WITCHES to MATILDA and JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH! Along with the talents of two of the other world’s greatest storytellers – Walt Disney and Steven Spielberg – these three finally unite to bring Dahl’s beloved classic “The BFG” to life. Directed by Spielberg, Disney’s “The BFG” tells the imaginative story of a young girl and the Giant who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country.
The BFG (Mark Rylance), while a giant himself, is a Big Friendly Giant and nothing like the other inhabitants of Giant Country. Standing 24-feet tall with enormous ears and a keen sense of smell, he is endearingly dim-witted and keeps to himself for the most part. Giants like Bloodbottler (Bill Hader) and Fleshlumpeater (Jemaine Clement) on the other hand, are twice as big and at least twice as scary and have been known to eat humans, while the BFG prefers Snozzcumber and Frobscottle.
Upon her arrival in Giant Country, Sophie, a precocious 10-year-old girl from London, is initially frightened of the mysterious giant who has brought her to his cave, but soon comes to realize that the BFG is actually quite gentle and charming, and, having never met a giant before, has many questions. The BFG brings Sophie to Dream Country where he collects dreams and sends them to children, teaching her all about the magic and mystery of dreams.
Having both been on their own in the world up until now, their affection for one another quickly grows, but Sophie’s presence in Giant Country has attracted the unwanted attention of the other giants, who have become increasingly more bothersome. Sophie and the BFG soon depart for London to see the Queen (Penelope Wilton) and warn her of the precarious giant situation, but they must first convince the Queen and her maid, Mary (Rebecca Hall), that giants do indeed exist. Together, they come up with a plan to get rid of the giants once and for all.
San Antonio THE BFG Movie Screening Pass Giveaway
Thanks to my friends at Walt Disney Studios, I have passes* to San Antonio’s screening of THE BFG. Leave a comment below to tell me what is your favorite Road Dahl story! For more chances to win, I’m giving away passes on Facebook and Instagram, too! Be sure to follow Que Means What for details.
Tuesday, June 28
Regal Cinemas Cielo Vista
2828 Cinema Ridge
San Antonio, TX 78238
Cast: Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill, Penelope Wilton, Jermaine Clement, Rebecca Hall, Rafe Spall, Bill Hader
Director: Steven Spielberg
*Entrance to the screening with these passes are on a first come, first served basis. PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY. Must be 13 years or older to enter to win. These passes were provided to QueMeansWhat for this contest.
Winners will be notified via email or direct message. Winners are responsible for retrieving screening movie passes on either Monday 6/27 or Tuesday 6/28. Disclosed location will be shared with winners.