The sequel to 2014's PADDINGTON finds the beloved bear (voiced by Ben Whishaw) now very much a part of the Brown family in Windsor Gardens, and a popular member of the local community. But when he's framed for the theft of a beautiful old pop-up book from Mr. Gruber's (Jim Broadbent) antique shop, Paddington and the Browns must work extra hard to clear the bear's good name. Hugh Grant, in a BAFTA-nominated performance, headlines the newcomers to the wonderful cast, including Brendan Gleeson, Joanna Lumley, Eileen Atkins, Noah Taylor and Tom Conti, joining Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Peter Capaldi and Imelda Staunton from the original film. DIR/SCR Paul King; SCR Simon Farnaby, from the books by Michael Bond; PROD David Heyman. UK, 2017, color, 103 min. In English. RATED PG. For ages 8+
This event is brought to you by the 11th-annual Kids Euro Festival, a two-week long festival of European arts and culture presenting free activities to D.C. metro area children and their families. With programs both for the general public and for school groups, more than 10,000 DC-area children and their families enjoy Kids Euro Festival programs each year. This is made possible by the 28 European Union countries and the European Union Delegation in Washington in cooperation with the European-American Cultural Foundation. This free screening of PADDINGTON 2 is presented with the support of the British Council.
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