Beat the Heat: THE WITCHES

Watch Trailer Director: Nicolas Roeg
Writer(s): Roald Dahl (book) and Allan Scott (screenplay)
Cast: Anjelica Huston, Mai Zetterling and Jasen Fisher

In honor of the 100th birthday of Roald Dahl we are dedicating our annual summer Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Athens County fundraiser to the film adaptations of his books! Brought to you by Ohio University, Kids on Campus, Athens County Children Services, and Rocky Boots.

While staying at a hotel in England with his grandmother, Helga (Mai Zetterling), young Luke (Jasen Fisher) inadvertently spies on a convention of witches. The Grand High Witch (Anjelica Huston) reveals a plan to turn all children into mice through a magical formula. When they find that Luke has overheard, the witches test the formula on him. Now, with the help of Helga and the hotel manager, Mr. Stringer (Rowan Atkinson), Luke the mouse must fight back against the witches.

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Running Time: 91 minutes91 MIN
PG Rated

A wickedly funny final bow for Muppeteer Jim Henson.

Rita Kempley
Washington Post