THE BLACK HOLE
1979, Disney, 98 min, USA, Dir: Gary Nelson

It is the year 2130, and the spaceship Palomino and its crew come across a lost vessel at the edge of an immense black hole. The vessel is manned by robots and one human, Dr. Hans Reinhardt (Maximilian Schell), a prestigious scientist who plans to enter the foreboding void. This terrifically haunting sci-fi gem was nominated for Best Cinematography and Special Effects Oscars in 1980.


DARBY O’GILL AND THE LITTLE PEOPLE
1959, Disney, 93 min, USA, Dir: Robert Stevenson

This enchanting comic fantasy features a young Sean Connery in his first starring role. Lovable scalawag Darby (Albert Sharpe) loves to tell tales of leprechauns. Little does anyone suspect that he really does have a direct line on a pot of gold, but he must find a way to get it away from shrewd leprechaun King Brian. With beautiful design work by Carroll Clark and visual effects by Peter Ellenshaw and Eustace Lycett.


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