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PLAYING THROUGH APRIL VACATION:
SATURDAY, APRIL 17 @ 11:00AM, 1:00PM & 3:00PM
SUNDAY, APRIL 18 @ 1:00PM
MONDAY, APRIL 19 @ 5:00PM
TUESDAY, APRIL 20 @ 5:00PM
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21 @ 5:00PM
THURSDAY, APRIL 22 @ 5:00PM
FRIDAY, APRIL 23 @ 5:00PM
SATURDAY, APRIL 24 @ 11:00AM & 1:00PM
“…discloses strange new vistas that nonetheless seem to have existed since ancient times.” -A.O. Scott, New York Times
“Rapturous! Stunning! A riot of color!” -Ella Taylor, Village Voice
“A visual feast…Unlike anything I have ever seen before!” -Lou Lumenick, New York Post
Do not miss the highly anticipated new animated masterpiece from the producers of “Kirikou and the Sorceress” and “The Triplets of Belleville.” Magic, fantasy and Celtic mythology come together in a riot of color and detail that dazzle the eyes in this sweeping story about the power of imagination and faith to carry humanity through dark times. Features the voices of Brendan Gleeson, Mick Lally, Evan McGuire and Christen Mooney.
Young Brendan lives in a remote medieval outpost under siege from barbarian raids. But a new life of adventure beckons when a celebrated master illuminator arrives from foreign lands carrying an ancient but unfinished book, brimming with secret wisdom and powers. To help complete the magical book, Brendan has to overcome his deepest fears on a dangerous quest that takes him into the enchanted forest where mythical creatures hide. It is here that he meets the fairy Aisling, a mysterious young wolf-girl, who helps him along the way. But with the barbarians closing in, will Brendan’s determination and artistic vision illuminate the darkness and show that enlightenment is the best fortification against evil?
Nominated for a 2009 Best Animated Feature Oscar.
A film by Tomm Moore; Rated [G]; 75 minutes
21 MAIN STREET (ABOVE MYSTERY TRAIN)
GLOUCESTER, MA 01930
IDIOTS AND ANGELS
THE CAPE ANN COMMUNITY CINEMA
(AT GLOUCESTER STAGE)
267 EAST MAIN STREET
GLOUCESTER, MA 01930
SHOWTIMES: WED. APRIL 9 @ 7:15PM
In gonzo animator Bill Plympton’s latest film, Angel is a selfish, abusive, morally bankrupt man who hangs out as his local bar, berating the other patrons. One day, Angel mysteriously wakes up with a pair of wings on his back. The wings make him do good deeds, contrary to his nature. He desperately tries to rid himself of the good wings, but eventually finds himself fighting those who view the wings as their ticket to fame and fortune. Featuring music by Tom Waits.
Part of our “Animation Sensation” week of animated films.
“Bill Plympton never knows when to stop. Thank God! Just as I’m asking myself, “How much longer can he maintain this dark and outrageously beautiful tale?”, he turns it upside down and inside out and I find myself peering around a corner into a transcendent new world that is gleefully determined to trap me in it’s loopy spell. How can he be so poetic, funny, and cruel at the same moment? Where does he buy his drugs?” -Terry Gilliam
“The darkness of Bill Plympton’s vision is once again perfectly balanced with the searing illumination of his fantastic imagination (there’s even a brief point-of-view of an ashtray!) ‘Idiots and Angels’ may be his best film yet!” -Jim Jarmusch
“Bill Plympton’s ‘Idiots and Angels’ is a funny, dark and touching piece of film. His clever and inventive use of the pen nearly made me give up using a camera. I love dark characters redeeming themselves. On top of that are the sounds and the soundtrack. How much good stuff can you put into one film?” -Anton Corbijn
“Good battles evil as a gun-running, booze-swilling, cigarette-puffing badass is dragged, kicking and screaming, toward salvation in Bill Plympton’s slyly sardonic black comedy, his best animated feature to date.” -Variety
“The kinetic ‘Idiots’ is both a delightful comic adventure and an effecting tale about spiritual transformation.” -The Daily Princetonian
“This is an unforgettably lyrical film that has a great undertone of dark amusement. Another winner for Bill Plympton.” -Rotten Tomatoes
“Like the best of Plympton’s distinctive oeuvre, Idiots and Angels bounces merrily along from the profane to the sublime, with a parade of arresting images that have a way of sticking with you for days.” -The Gothamist
WALTZ WITH BASHIR
The Cape Ann Community Cinema
267 East Main Street
Gloucester, MA 01930
SHOWTIMES: FRI. & SAT. APRIL 3 & 4 @ 5:00PM; SUN. APRIL 5 @ 7:15PM
One night at a bar, an old friend tells director Ari about a recurring nightmare in which he is chased by 26 vicious dogs. The two men conclude that there’s a connection to their Israeli Army mission in the first Lebanon War of the early eighties. Ari is surprised that he can’t remember a thing anymore about that period of his life. Intrigued by this riddle, he decides to meet and interview old friends and comrades around the world. He needs to discover the truth about that time and about himself. As Ari delves deeper and deeper into the mystery, his memory begins to creep up in surreal images. Director Ari Folman’s animated documentary has been acclaimed worldwide and is winner of 6 Israeli Film Academy Awards, including Best Film, Director, Screenplay and Art Direction, and was nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Film.
“Provocative, hallucinatory, incendiary… it’s unlike any film you’ve seen, period.” -Los Angeles Times
“An absolute stunner.” -Wall Street Journal