Friday 29th June
SUNART CENTRE CINEMA NIGHT
Based on the Stephen Chbosky’s New York Times bestseller “Wonder,”, WONDER tells the incredibly inspiring and heart-warming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time. As he stops home-schooling and starts at Beecher Prep, he and his family – mum Isabel (Julia Roberts), Dad Nate (Owen Wilson) and Liv (Izabela Vidovic) – negotiate the pitfalls that this next step brings. As his family, his new classmates, and the larger community all struggle to discover their compassion and acceptance, Auggie's extraordinary journey will unite them all and prove you can't blend in when you were born to stand out.
Auggie Pullman (Jacob Tremblay), the central character in Stephen Chbosky’s “Wonder,” is a brainy 10-year-old boy with a sweet high voice and a congenital facial deformity, whom numerous corrective surgeries have left looking like a cherub after a car accident. His left eye tugs downward as if a teardrop were falling from it; his ears are bulbs of flesh, and his face is framed by a pinkish ring of scar tissue. That said, he’s not the Phantom of the Opera. He’s just an ordinary kid whose looks take a bit of getting used to.
Auggie is a science geek who loves “Star Wars” and Minecraft, ice cream and X-Box sports games; he’s fuelled by all-American fantasies of going to outer space. (He likes to walk around in a toy astronaut helmet that conceals him and feeds his dreams.) His face, which looks youthful and old at the same time, is jarring the first time you see it, but the more you take in his innocent if slightly askew elfin features, the more his soul shines through. Any thoughts that he’s ugly, or odd, are really in the eye of the beholder
Certificate PG, run time 110 minutes
Start time 7:30pm, tickets £5 (under 18s £3) at the door