Reminder: Wayfarer Film Series Presents: Fantastic Planet (Tuesday, July 30)

81w85eQHmaL._SL1500_Travel the world and experience international cinema with the Wayfarer Film Series at Robbins Library! Catch a glimpse from beyond the continent, snack on fresh popcorn, and enjoy a variety of films you might have missed at your local theater.

Description from Criterion website:

Nothing else has ever looked or felt like director René Laloux’s animated marvel Fantastic Planet, a politically minded and visually inventive work of science fiction. The film is set on a distant planet called Ygam, where enslaved humans (Oms) are the playthings of giant blue native inhabitants (Draags). After Terr, kept as a pet since infancy, escapes from his gigantic child captor, he is swept up by a band of radical fellow Oms who are resisting the Draags’ oppression and violence. With its eerie, coolly surreal cutout animation by Roland Topor; brilliant psychedelic jazz score by Alain Goraguer; and wondrous creatures and landscapes, this Cannes-awarded 1973 counterculture classic is a perennially compelling statement against conformity and violence.

Tuesday, July 30
2:00 – 4:30 pm
Robbins Library Community Room

This film is in French with English subtitles, is rated PG, and has a runtime of
72 mins. For additional information contact Nick Glade at nglade@minlib.net.

Trailer:

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