STARCHASER: THE LEGEND OF ORIN
1985, 107 min, South Korea/USA, Dir: Steven Hahn

Zygon, the evil overlord of planet Trinia, forces his slaves to mine crystals day in and day out. One day, a young miner named Orin finds a jeweled sword in the rocks and embarks on a mission to restore peace and civility to his planet. Along the way he meets smugglers, robots and a princess who team with Orin to battle Zygon. Released more than 30 years ago, this sci-fi adventure is one of the first full-length animated features made in the 3-D format.


A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
SEN NOCI SVATOJÁNSKÉ
1959, 72 min, Czechoslovakia, Dir: Jiří Trnka

This bewitching adaptation of Shakespeare’s romantic fairy tale is a masterpiece of surpassing, balletic beauty that plays out amidst a garlanded, pastel dreamscape.


OLD CZECH LEGENDS
STARÉ POVĔSTI ČESKÉ
1952, 91 min, Czechoslovakia, Dir: Jiří Trnka

A treasure trove of Bohemian myths is brought to life by Trnka’s magical puppet work in this folkloric hymn to the Czech land, history and people, which features a breathtaking climactic battle sequence worthy of Kurosawa.


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