Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Sun, Dec 16, 2012
8:00pm

SPOTLIGHT ON FRENCH ANIMATION
Double Feature! Added Event! Plus Animated Shorts!
THE RABBI’S CAT / THE PAINTING
Co presented by the French Film & TV Office, French Embassy, Los Angeles. Sponsored by TiVi5 Monde and E.L.M.A (European Languages and Movies in America).

Two short films will screen between the two features:

"Dripped" (2010, Chez Eddy, 8 min., France, Dir. Léo Verrier.) In New York in 1950, Jack spends his days in museums consumed by art, and then returns the favor - he steals paintings to bring home and eat them! With masterpieces so tasty, paintings become increasing scarce.

"Tram" (2012, Sacrebleu Productions, 7 min., France, Dir. Michaela Pavlatova.) The daily routine on a streetcar is pretty monotonous - every morning, the same silent grey people embark, one by one, to go to work - until one day the bumps in the road kick the driver’s erotic imagination into overdrive. For Adults Only.

In 3-D!

THE RABBI’S CAT
LE CHAT DU RABBIN
2011, Gkids, 89 min, France, Dir: Joann Sfar & Antoine Delesvaux

This Cesar winner for Best Animated Feature is set in Algeria in the 1930s, where a cat swallows a parrot and gains the power of speech. The feline’s owner is a widowed rabbi with a beautiful teenage daughter, and the cat’s outrageous running commentary shifts from philosophical to skeptical to lustful at a moment’s notice. Based on a popular graphic novel by Sfar (one of France’s most acclaimed comic artists as well as a filmmaker), THE RABBI’S CAT swirls with Chagall-like colors, Daumier-esque caricatures, and backgrounds so richly detailed you’ll forget they’re drawings. An Annie Award nominee for Best Animated Feature and Best Directing in an Animated Feature! In French with English subtitles.


THE PAINTING
LE TABLEAU
2011, GKIDS, 76 min, France, Dir: Jean-Francois Laguionie

Paintings literally come to life in this clever parable as three castes of characters grapple with their place in the artistic hierarchy: the fully finished “Allduns,” the partially colored “Halfies” and the charcoal outline “Sketchies.” Halfie Claire is in love with someone above her station, but shame over her unfinished face sends her running away into the forest. When friends Ramo and Lola follow her, the trio reaches the boundaries of the canvas – where they discover the artist’s studio and its many painted worlds. “Enchanting! This consistently enjoyable, inventive and beautifully crafted tale is a color riot suitable for all ages! A constant feast for the eyes!” - Variety.


Recommended Ages: 11+ (THE RABBI'S CAT, "Dripped"); 7+ (THE PAINTING); Adult ("Tram")
Aero Theatre • Sun, Dec 16, 2012 • 8:00pm

Films in this Series at the Aero

Added Event! Free Popcorn & Soda for Kids! Family Matinee!
Sat, Dec 15, 2012 - 4:00pm
Aero Theatre