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Roald Dahl Weekends

August 6 to September 4

For generations of young readers, Roald Dahl (1916-1990) has been a favorite uncle, a droll storyteller who understood that children’s fantasies were often made of darker stuff than they were permitted to express, and who spoke to secret fears and desires with a confidential twinkle in his eye. Dahl’s macabre imagination kept him well-paid through the heyday of anthology television series like Alfred Hitchcock Presents, but it was as the author of children’s books that he became a global phenomenon, summoning up a host of readymade worlds that seemed tailor-made for the cinema. Now Metrograph proudly presents a program of the best of these Dahl adaptations—and you’ve got the Golden Ticket.

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