Movie Night – Mowgli
July 14 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (also known and stylized on screen simply as Mowgli) is a 2018 adventure drama film directed by Andy Serkis with a screenplay by Callie Kloves, based on stories collected in All the Mowgli Stories by Rudyard Kipling. The film stars Rohan Chand, Matthew Rhys, and Freida Pinto, along with voice and motion capture performances from Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Benedict Cumberbatch, Naomie Harris, and Serkis.
In a jungle in colonial India, the giant Indian python seer Kaa watches as Shere Khan, a treacherous Bengal tiger, breaks ‘jungle law’ by killing a family of humans. Bagheera, a panther, finds a surviving infant boy and takes him to Nisha and Vihaan’s family of Indian wolves. Tabaqui, Shere Khan’s hyena lackey, spots the boy before being chased away. The ‘man-cub’ is brought before the wolf council, where Bagheera buys the boy’s life with a kill and strong-arms Baloo, a Himalayan brown bear, into serving as his fellow guardian. Shere Khan arrives to kill the child, but Akela, leader of the wolf pack, declares that the boy is under the pack’s protection. Shere Khan warns that when Akela misses his prey, the tiger will return to kill the boy.
The story follows the upbringing of the human child Mowgli raised by a pack of wolves in the jungles of India. As he learns the often harsh rules of the jungle, under the tutelage of a bear named Baloo and a black panther named Bagheera, Mowgli becomes accepted by the animals of the jungle as one of their own, except for one; the fearsome tiger Shere Khan. But there may be greater dangers lurking in the jungle, as Mowgli comes face to face with his human origins.