Join our Cafe Cinematique International group as we watch important and provocative films followed by a moderated discussion. The best in international and independent films from all eras find their way to our coffee table.
ERNEST & CELESTINE
August 3 – 2:00 pm. Part of Cafe Cinematique International
France – Rated PG
** No formal discussion will be held, please feel free to stay after the film to discuss!
1 Hour 20 minutes – dubbed in English
2014 ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE – BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
From the producers of “The Triplets of Belville” and “The Secret of Kells”…
Deep below snowy, cobblestone streets, tucked away in networks of winding subterranean tunnels, lives a civilization of hardworking mice, terrified of the bears who live above ground. Unlike her fellow mice, Celestine is an artist and a dreamer – and when she nearly ends up as breakfast for ursine troubadour Ernest, the two form an unlikely bond. But it isn’t long before their friendship is put on trial by their respective bear-fearing and mice-eating communities. A film by Benjamin Renner, Vincent Patar and Stephane Aubier
Featuring the voices of Forest Whitaker, Mackenzie Foy, Lauren Bacall, Paul Giamatti, William H Macy, Jeffrey Wright, Megan Mullally, Nick Offerman
Fresh from standing ovations at Cannes and Toronto, Ernest & Celestine joyfully leaps across genres and influences to capture the kinetic, limitless possibilities of animated storytelling. Like a gorgeous watercolor painting brought to life, a constantly shifting pastel color palette bursts and drips across the screen, while wonderful storytelling and brilliant comic timing draw up influences as varied as Buster Keaton, Bug Bunny and the outlaw romanticism of Bonnie and Clyde. Bringing it all together is the on-screen chemistry between the two lead characters – a flowing, tender and playful rapport that will put a smile on your face and make your heart grow.