JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS: Films for National Storytelling Week

TALES OF WISDOM AND WONDER: A season of films based on retellings of traditional tales from other cultures, especially for Primary school audiences. The programme aims to broaden children’s and young people’s cultural awareness, literacy skills and cineliteracy abilities. The screenings will be supplemented with teaching resource packs and pre-screening discussion led by cinema educators.

Date: 24/04/2024 – 24/04/2024



has been prophesied to take the throne of Thessaly from king Pelias. In Jason’s
adulthood the two meet by chance but Pelias is not recognized as the man who
had earlier killed Jason’s father. Pelias instructs Jason to search out the
Golden Fleece and his advice is followed, Jason assembles a sailing crew of the
finest men in Greece who set off under the watchful protection of Hera, queen
of the gods. Their voyage is replete with battles against harpies, a giant
bronze Talos, a hydra, and an animated skeleton army, all brought to life by
the special effects wizardry of Ray Harryhausen.

1963 / Film length: 104 min + 20 min intro / Age: Y4, 5 & 6, KS1 & 2Subjects: Literacy, History, Geography, Citizenship,
Art & Design

Wednesday 25 January, 10.15am

Greenwich Picturehouse

180 Greenwich High Road, SE10 8NN

Tickets £2.50 per child, accompanying adults free

To book please send an email to Elinor Walpole  with the name of your school and how many adult and child places you require.

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