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Adults

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Kingsman

The Golden Circle

Action
'Kingsman: The Secret Service' introduced the world to Kingsman – an independent, international intelligence agency operating at the highest level of discretion, whose ultimate goal is to keep the world safe. In 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle,' our heroes face a new challenge. When their headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, their journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organization in the US called Statesman, dating back to the day they were both founded. In a new adventure that tests their agents' strength and wits to the limit, these two elite secret organizations band together to defeat a ruthless common enemy, in order to save the world, something that's becoming a bit of a habit for Eggsy.
Rating: R16

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Shooter

Season 1

Action
Bob Lee Swagger is a highly-decorated veteran coaxed back into action after learning of a plot to kill the president. When Swagger's former commanding officer, Isaac Johnson, solicits Swagger's expertise for the clandestine operation, Swagger discovers that he has been framed and must do everything in his power to protect his family and clear his name.
Rating: R16

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The Odyssey

Adventure
Summer, 1946. The Cousteau family - Jacques, his wife Simone and their two children Philippe and Jean-Michel - live in their beautiful house by the Mediterranean sea. By day they dive, by night they watch the stars. It's paradise on earth. But Jacques is never content. He lives and breathes adventure and believes absolutely in the virtues of progress. Ten years later, back from boarding school, Philippe finds his father greatly altered - an international celebrity with megalomaniac dreams of grafting gills to humans and creating underwater cities. Jacques cannot see it yet, but Philippe already understands that progress and pollution have begun to lay waste to the marine world. Despite their mutual love and admiration, conflict between these two passionate men is inevitable.
Rating: M

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The Wizard of Lies

Drama
The Wizard of Lies is a made-for-TV drama starring Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer. This headline-making true story is about the deceptions, lies and betrayals of Bernie Madoff, the man who masterminded the most heinous financial swindle of our generation.
Rating: R13

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Glass Castle

Drama
Chronicling the adventures of an eccentric, resilient and tight-knit family, The glass castle is a remarkable story of unconditional love. A young woman, influenced by the joyfully wild nature of her deeply dysfunctional father, finds the fiery determination to carve out a successful life on her own terms.
Rating: M

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20th Century Women

Drama
In the summer of 1979, a moment brimming with cultural change and rebellion, Dorothea is a determined single mum. Concerned that she cannot connect with her teenage son Jamie, she enlists the help of two younger women to help raise him - Abbie, a free-spirited, punk-loving photographer; and Julie, a savvy and provocative teen.
Rating: M

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Frantz

Drama
Set in Germany and France in the immediate aftermath of the First World War (1914-1918), the film recalls the mourning period that follows great national tragedies as seen through the eyes of the war's 'lost generation': Anna, a bereft young German woman whose fiancé, Frantz, was killed during trench warfare; and Adrien, a French veteran of the war who shows up mysteriously in her town, placing flowers on Frantz's grave.
Rating: PG

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Tommy's Honour

Drama
Follows the relationship between golfer Tommy Morris and his father, Old Tom, as they compete together and become an integral part in the founding of the modern-day game of golf. As their fame grew, Tom and Tommy, considered by many to be Scotland's Golf royalty, were touched by drama and personal tragedy. At first matching his father's success, Tommy's talent and fame grew to outshine his father's accomplishments and respect as founder of the Open Championship in 1860 with a series of his own triumphs. But in contrast to Tommy's public persona, his personal turmoil ultimately led him to rebel against both aristocracy who gave him opportunity, and his parents who shunned his passionate relationship with his wife.
Rating: M

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The Mountain Between Us

Drama
Stranded after a tragic plane crash, two strangers must forge a connection to survive the extreme elements of a remote snow covered mountain. When they realize help is not coming, they embark on a perilous journey across the wilderness.
Rating: M

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The Dark Tower

Fantasy
The last Gunslinger, Roland Deschain, has been locked in an eternal battle with Walter O'Dim, also known as the Man in Black, determined to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. With the fate of the worlds at stake, good and evil will collide in the ultimate battle as only Roland can defend the Tower from the Man in Black.
Rating: M

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The Changeover

Fantasy
In post-earthquake Christchurch, teenager Laura Chant cares for her younger brother Jacko while their mum is at work. After school one day Laura loses Jacko, only to find him playing in a pop-up shop filled with strange toys. The creepy old shop-owner, Carmody Braque, gives Jacko a stamp on his hand and sends them on their way. But Jacko suddenly begins to get sick and Laura realises there's more to Braque, and the stamp, than she had first realised. Fearing that something supernatural is at work and desperate to save her little brother, Laura seeks help from Sorensen Carlisle, a prefect at her school to whom she is mysteriously drawn. Laura discovers that Sorensen is from a family of witches. Sorensen's mum reveals the only way Laura can save Jacko is to 'change over' to become a witch and defeat the evil ancient spirit Braque.
Rating: M

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American Gods

Season One

Fantasy
Based on the international best-selling novel by Neil Gaiman, American Gods follows Shadow Moon as he embarks on a road trip across America with the enigmatic conman Mr. Wednesday. On their journey, Shadow discovers that Mr. Wednesday is in fact one of the old gods brought to this country by settlers long ago, who warns of a war brewing between the forgotten old gods of myth and the new American Gods of money, technology and media. And as Shadow finds himself evermore deeply embroiled in this world of gods among men, he has a choice to make. Should he follow Mr. Wednesday into battle and find out more about his own mysterious past or attempt to reconcile with his recently deceased wife, who has now returned from the grave?
Rating: R18

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The White Princess

History
The White Princess is a tale of power, family, love and betrayal, charting one of the most tumultuous times in British history uniquely from the point of view of the women. The tempestuous marriage between Elizabeth of York and King Henry VII officially marks of the conclusion of the War of the Roses, but the real battle for the throne is far from over. Based on the Philippa Gregory book of the same name.
Rating: R13

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It

Horror
When children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, a group of young kids are faced with their biggest fears when they square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries. Based on the novel by Stephen King.
Rating: R16

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It Comes at Night

Horror
Secure within a desolate home as an unnatural threat terrorizes the world, the tenuous domestic order he has established with his wife and son is put to the ultimate test with the arrival of a desperate young family seeking refuge. Despite the best intentions of both families, paranoia and mistrust boil over as the horrors outside creep ever-closer, awakening something hidden and monstrous within him as he learns that the protection of his family comes at the cost of his soul.
Rating: R16

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The Limehouse Golem

Horror
Victorian London is gripped with fear as a serial killer - dubbed The Limehouse Golem - is on the loose and leaving cryptic messages written in his victims' blood. With few leads and increasing public pressure, Scotland Yard assigns the case to Inspector Kildare - a seasoned detective with a troubled past an a sneaking suspicion he's being set up to fail. Faced with a list of suspects, including music hall star Dan Leno, Kildare must discover which one is the killer before Golem strikes again.
Rating: R16

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Battle of the Sexes

Comedy
In the wake of the sexual revolution and the rise of the women's movement, the 1973 tennis match between women's world champion Billie Jean King and ex-men's-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs became one of the most watched televised sports events of all time, reaching 90 million viewers around the world. As the rivalry between King and Riggs kicked into high gear, off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles.
Rating: PG

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That's Not Me

Comedy
Polly's dreams of making it as an actor are shattered when her identical twin sister Amy catapults to international stardom. Mistaken for her famous sister at every turn, Polly scrambles to catch up, juggling woeful auditions, painfully awkward dates and her underwhelming job at the local cinema. Running out of options, Polly takes an ill-advised trip to the coalface of celebrity dreams: Los Angeles, Califonia. There Polly begins to realise that maybe there's no such thing as 'making it' after all.
Rating: M

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Brigsby Bear

Comedy
James has grown up with the goofy kids' show Brigsby Bear and the program has grown with him as well. One dramatic night, James' insular world is upended. Upon learning the series has been cancelled, he adopts the old adage that the show must go on. By becoming Brigsby Bear's new creator, James finally builds meaningful connections his life has lacked.
Rating: M

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Madame

Comedy
Adding a little spice to a waning marriage, Anne and Bob, a wealthy and well-connected American couple, move into a manor house in romantic Paris. While preparing a particularly luxurious dinner for sophisticated international friends, our hostess discovers there are 13 guests. Panic-stricken, Anne insists her loyal maid Maria disguise herself as a mysterious Spanish noble woman to even out the numbers. But a little too much wine and some playful chat lead Maria to accidentally endear herself to a dandy British art broker. Their budding romance will have Anne chasing her maid around Paris and finally plotting to destroy this most unexpected and joyous love affair.
Rating: M

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A Date for Mad Mary

Comedy
When Mary McArdle returns to her small Irish home town after a short spell in prison for something she'd rather forget, everything and everyone seems different. Her best friend Charlene is about to get married, and Mary is the maid of honor. When Charlene refuses Mary a 'plus one' on the grounds that she can't find a date, Mary becomes determined to prove her wrong. But her attempts at dating are a disaster, until she meets Jess, a lesbian wedding photographer, and everything changes.
Rating: M

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Brad's Status

Comedy
Brad Sloan runs his own not-for-profit business, is happily married and has a prodigiously talented son who is wanted by every leading university in the U.S. Of course Brad couldn't be more miserable. He is in his late 40's and with all his former college friends now living the dream of power and wealth, Brad is having a mid-life crisis of colossal proportions.
Rating: M

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Hampstead

Romantic Comedy
An American widow finds unexpected love with a man living wild on Hampstead Heath when they take on the developers who want to destroy his home. Inspired by a true story, Hampstead is a warm, funny and life-affirming tale about two very different people who find unexpected love and discover that age is no barrier to second chances.
Rating: PG

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Maudie

Romance
Maudie, is based on the true story of arthritic folk artist Maud and the unlikely romance with a hardened reclusive bachelor, Everett Lewis. Everett hires a fragile yet determined Maudie to be his housekeeper. Maudie, bright-eyed but hunched with crippled hands, yearns to be independent, to live away from her protective family and passionately, to create art. Unexpectedly, Everett finds himself falling in love.
Rating: PG

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Paris Can Wait

Romance
Anne (Diane Lane) is at a crossroads in her life. Married to a successful but inattentive movie producer (Alec Baldwin), she unexpectedly finds herself taking a car trip from Cannes to Paris with her husband's business associate (Arnaud Viard). What should be a seven-hour drive turns into a carefree two-day adventure replete with diversions involving picturesque sights, fine food and wine, humor, wisdom and romance, reawakening Anne's senses and giving her a new lust for life.
Rating: PG

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Lady Macbeth

Romance
Rural England, 1865. Katherine is stifled by her loveless marriage to a bitter man twice her age, whose family are cold and unforgiving. When she embarks on a passionate affair with a young worker on her husband's estate, a force is unleashed inside her, so powerful that she will stop at nothing to get what she wants.
Rating: R16

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This Beautiful Fantastic

Romance
Set against the backdrop of a beautiful London garden, the story is a contemporary fairy tale. Facing eviction in a month if she can't resurrect the dying garden in her backyard, reclusive librarian Bella Brown meets her grumpy next-door neighbor, who happens to be a talented horticulturalist. As the two form an unlikely friendship, Bella begins to wonder if she can revive both the garden, and her dreams of becoming a children's book author.
Rating: M

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Ali's Wedding

Romantic Comedy
Meet Ali, the charming son of a Muslim cleric who despite the best of intentions, just can't seem to make the right life choices. Ali dreams big - he wants to be with the girl he loves, but he's been promised to another girl at his father's mosque. He wants to be the great doctor that the community expects him to be, but he doesn't get the marks. And above all he wants to make his father proud. Really proud. So, what will Ali do to live up to the impossible expectations? Fake it. Because as the son of the cleric, he doesn't have a choice. It's one bad decision after another as Ali's wayward quest to please his father spirals out of control, with cataclysmic consequences.
Rating: M

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Catastrophe

The complete first season

Romance
Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan write and star in Catastrophe, a critically acclaimed comedy about an Irish woman and an American man who make a bloody mess as they struggle to fall in love in London. Clumsy lust, instant pregnancy and genuine disaster provide the foundation for this flaming hovel of a relationship. In a mess of events always in danger of slipping out of their grasp, Rob and Sharon must also learn to deal with her largely awful friend (Ashley Jensen); his eccentric Bostonian mother (Carrie Fisher); and attempt to navigate the choppy waters of their ever-more-complicating lives.
Rating: R16

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Blade Runner 2049

Science fiction
Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos. K's discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.
Rating: R13

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The Expanse

Season one

Science Fiction
A thriller set two hundred years in the future, after mankind has colonized the solar system. A hardened detective and a rogue ship's captain come together for what starts as the case of a missing young woman and evolves into a race across the solar system to expose the greatest conspiracy in human history.
Rating: R13

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Mother!

Suspense
A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence. From filmmaker Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan, Requiem for a Dream), Mother! stars Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris and Michelle Pfeiffer in this riveting psychological thriller about love, devotion and sacrifice.
Rating: R18

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The Dinner

Suspense
It is a dark psychological thriller about a fierce showdown between two couples during the course of an ornately prepared meal at a fancy restaurant. When Stan Lohman, a popular congressman running for governor, invites his troubled younger brother Paul and his wife Claire to join him and his wife Katelyn for dinner at one of the town's most fashionable restaurants, the stage is set for a tense night.
Rating: M

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Good Time

Crime
After a botched bank robbery lands his younger brother in prison, Constantine Nikas embarks on a twisted odyssey through New York City's underworld in an increasingly desperate and dangerous attempt to get his brother out of jail. Over the course of one adrenalized night, Constantine finds himself on a mad descent into violence and mayhem as he races against the clock to save his brother and himself, knowing their lives hang in the balance.
Rating: R16

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Wind River

Suspense
Wind River is a chilling thriller that follows a rookie FBI agent (Elizabeth Olsen) who teams up with a local game tracker with deep community ties and a haunted past (Jeremy Renner) to investigate the murder of a local girl on a remote Native American Reservation in the hopes of solving her mysterious death.
Rating: R16

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Happy Death Day

Suspense
Original and inventive rewinding thriller in which a blissfully self-centered college student is doomed to relive the day of her murder unless she can identify her masked assailant and hopefully stop the madness. If she can't, she will be stuck in an insane loop, reliving a ghoulish nightmare that has become her death day.
Rating: M

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The Snowman

Suspense
When an elite crime squad's lead detective investigates the disappearance of a victim on the first snow of winter, he fears an elusive serial killer may be active again. With the help of a brilliant recruit, the cop must connect decades-old cold cases to the brutal new one if he hopes to outwit this unthinkable evil before the next snowfall. Based on Jo Nesbo's bestselling thriller series.
Rating: R16

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The Witness for the Prosecution

Mystery
In 1920s London, a brutal and bloodthirsty murder has stained the plush carpets of a handsome London townhouse. The victim is the glamorous and rich Emily French. All the evidence points to Leonard Vole, a young chancer to whom the heiress left her vast fortune and who ruthlessly took her life. At least, this is the story that Emily's dedicated housekeeper Janet Mcintyre stands by in court. Leonard however, is adamant that his partner, the enigmatic chorus girl Romaine, can prove his innocence. Based on the story by Agatha Christie.
Rating: M

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Cardinal

The complete first season

Suspense
Burned-out detective John Cardinal is brought back into Homicide, when the hunch he wouldn't let go is proven horribly correct. Now, as he relentlessly tracks a brutal serial killer, he must keep a watchful eye on his new partner, detective Lise Delorme, who he believes may have a secret agenda, whilst managing demons of his own as the life he's built with his wife and daughter threatens to unravel.
Rating: R16

 

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My Year With Helen

Call No: 993.041 MYY

Documentary
With unique access to high-ranking candidate Helen Clark, award-winning filmmaker Gaylene Preston casts a wry eye on proceedings as the United Nations turns itself inside-out choosing a new Secretary-General. Her cameras explore the cracks between the diplomats, the embedded press and feminist activists as they push for change while caught up in a power process as secretive and patriarchal as the selection of the Pope. This observational documentary travels alongside Helen Clark as she works on global development issues as head of the United Nations Development Programme, while also campaigning for Secretary-General of the United Nations and staying in daily contact with her 94-year-old father back home in New Zealand.
Rating: PG

I Am Not Your Negro.

I Am Not Your Negro

Call No: 323.1196 IAM

Civil Rights Movement
James Baldwin's unfinished final manuscript, Remember This House, this documentary follows the lives and successive assassinations of three of the author's friends, Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr., delving into the legacy of these iconic figures and narrating historic events using Baldwin's original words and a flood of rich archival material. An up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, this film is a journey into Black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter.
Rating: M

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The 5th Eye

The Waihopai Three, the war on terror and the GCSB

Call No: 353.170 FIF

Documentary
A farmer, teacher and priest undertake a daring mission to deflate a giant radome at the Waihopai spy base in protest at New Zealand’s involvement in the US-led wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. An internet millionaire’s mansion is raided sparking an investigation exposing illegal domestic surveillance by the GCSB. While the government rams through law changes legalising spying on its own citizens, an NSA contractor blows the whistle on the Five Eyes network of global mass surveillance. With the rise of the surveillance state in the digital age, and in an era of endless war, new battle lines are drawn in new territories and the enemy is sought out closer to home.

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The Free Man

Call No: 796.937 FRE

Freestyle Skiing
Freedom is defined as the power of self-determination attributed to the will; the quality of being independent of fate or necessity. To reach that level of liberty is a physical and mental endeavor that many will risk their life to obtain. Is life worth risking for the feeling of conquering fear and becoming free? Olympic Freestyle skier, Jossi Wells, meets extreme sports performing artists, The Flying Frenchies, to find out what it really means to be free and what drives individuals to chase such a powerful right.
Rating: PG

 

Big and Little Kids

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Captain Underpants

The first ever epic movie

Adventure
George and Harold are fourth-grade BFFs who love dreaming up funny pranks. One day, they accidentally hypnotize their principal into believing he's a dimwitted super-hero. But when the new schoolteacher turns out to be a disgraced scientist bent on ridding the world of laughter, George, Harold and the dimwitted super-hero must band together to stop his evil agenda!
Rating: G

 

Big Kids

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Long Way North

Adventure
Sacha, a young girl from the Russian aristocracy, dreams of the Great North and anguishes over the fate of her grandfather, Oloukine, a renowned scientist and Arctic explorer who has yet to return from his latest expedition to conquer the North Pole. Sacha has always been fascinated by the adventurous life of her grandfather and has the same calling to be an explorer. Sacha flees her home and launches an adventure-filled quest toward the Great North in search of Oloukine and his ship.
Rating: PG

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The Son of Bigfoot

Animation
Teenage outsider Adam sets out on an epic and daring quest to uncover the mystery behind his long-lost dad, only to find out that he is none other than the legendary Bigfoot! He has been hiding deep in the forest for years to protect himself and his family from HairCo., a giant corporation eager to run scientific experiments with his special DNA.
Rating: PG

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Swallows and Amazons

Adventure
An enchanting new take on the beloved by Arthur Ransome. Swallows and Amazons tells the story of the Walker children, whose summer holiday in the Lake District sees them sailing out on their own to a local island, only to find themselves in a competition with a rival group of children who call themselves the Amazons and ultimately an adventure far bigger than they could have imagined.
Rating: PG

 

Little Kids

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Richard the Stork

Animation
Richard is an orphaned sparrow who was raised by a stork family and believes he is one of them. But when the time comes to reveal his true identity and migrate to Africa without him, Richard chases after them to prove that he is a stork after all. His newfound buddies Olga, a pygmy owl with an imaginary friend, and Kiki, a narcissistic, disco-singing parakeet with a fear of heights, help the tiniest stork realize that in order to reach his goal he must learn to see himself as a great sparrow.
Rating: G

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