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KCRW Partner Screening: Mary Poppins Returns


This screenIn Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns, an all-new original musical and sequel, Mary Poppins is back to help the next generation of the Banks family find the joy and wonder missing in their lives following a personal loss. Emily Blunt (A Quiet Place, The Girl on the Train) stars as the practically-perfect nanny with unique magical skills who can turn any ordinary task into an unforgettable, fantastic adventure, and Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton, Moana) plays her friend Jack, an optimistic street lamplighter who helps bring light—and life—to the streets of London.

Mary Poppins Returns is directed by Rob Marshall (Into the Woods, Chicago). The screenplay is by David Magee (Life of Pi) and the screen story is by Magee & Rob Marshall & John DeLuca (Into the Woods) based on the Mary Poppins stories by P.L. Travers. The producers are John DeLuca, p.g.a., Rob Marshall, p.g.a. and Marc Platt, p.g.a. (La La Land) with Callum McDougall serving as executive producer. The music score is by Marc Shaiman (Hairspray) and the film features all-new original songs with music by Shaiman and lyrics by Scott Wittman (Smash) and Shaiman. The film also stars Ben Whishaw (Spectre) as Michael Banks; Emily Mortimer (Hugo) as Jane Banks; Julie Walters (Harry Potter films) as the Banks’ housekeeper Ellen; Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh, and introducing Joel Dawson as the Banks’ children, with Colin Firth (The King’s Speech) as Fidelity Fiduciary Bank’s William Weatherall Wilkins; and Meryl Streep (Florence Foster Jenkins) as Mary’s eccentric cousin, Topsy. Angela Lansbury appears as the Balloon Lady, a treasured character from the P.L. Travers books and Dick Van Dyke is Mr. Dawes, Jr., the retired chairman of the bank now run by Firth’s character.

This screening is presented by FILM at LACMA in partnership with KCRW.ing is presented by FILM at LACMA in partnership with KCRW.


NOTE: This special KCRW Partner Screening is limited to current KCRW members only. To become a KCRW member and attend our next KCRW Partner Screening, visit kcrw.com/join.