Directed by Michel Ocelot. The gorgeous new animated film from the director of Kirikou and the Sorceress is set in an abandoned movie theatre where two children and an old man imagine a series of fairy tales set in different lands—stories that then come miraculously to life on screen with the kids as principle players. "The narratives—involving princesses, sorcerers, dragons, talking animals—are familiar. But Mr. Ocelot invigorates them with lyricism: silhouettes evoke shadow plays, and often brilliant palettes reflect the cultures presented." –N.Y. Times. Shown on Friday with English subtitles and on Sunday in an English-language version. Cleveland premiere. (France, 2011, color, video, 84 min.)
Admission is $9; CMA members, seniors 65 & over, and students $7; or one CMA Film Series voucher. Vouchers, in books of ten, can be purchased at the Ticket Center for $70 (CMA members $60).