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Sat, Oct 10, 2015

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Fantastic Planet

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FANTASTIC PLANET

(1973) dir René Laloux [72 min; 35mm]
This legendary surreal animated masterpiece takes place on the distant planet of Ygam where a race of giant blue aliens have ‘domesticated’ humans – turning them into either pets or wild animals roaming the wilderness. When one human gains a conduit to alien knowledge, he starts down a path that ultimately leads to revolution.

“It’s not every fancifully encoded cautionary tale that can survive the demise of its historical villains, and it’s not every stoner midnight movie that can stand a second viewing in the sober light of day.” – Village Voice

“Some motion pictures create a compelling alien world so convincingly that their auras linger long after the viewing of them. Rene Laloux’s Franco-Czech production FANTASTIC PLANET (1973) is one of those special films” – Brattle Film Notes

Saturdays, Sept 19 – Oct 24, 2015

Reel Weird Brattle • Camp Sci-Fi CampOur run of THE QUAY BROTHERS IN 35MM inspired us to delve deeper into the dark, late-night side of animation, and we want to take you along for the journey. We start off with Linklater’s trippy 2006 feature A SCANNER DARKLY, before moving on to legendary Czech animator Jan Svankmajer’s ALICE. We’ll stop along the way to consider Fritz the Cat director Joseph Kaufmann’s 1973 follow up feature HEAVY TRAFFIC, René Laloux’s surreal masterpiece FANTASTIC PLANET, and contemporary fave Don Hertzfeldt’s 2012 feature, IT’S SUCH A BEAUTIFUL DAY. We wrap up in late October with Mamoru Oshii’s highly acclaimed cyberpunk tale GHOST IN THE SHELL. Join us Saturdays at 11:30 for this exciting survey of really weird animation!

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A SCANNER DARKLY
Sat 9/19 at 11:30 PM
ALICE
Sat 9/26 at 11:30 PM
HEAVY TRAFFIC
Sat 10/3 at 11:30 PM
FANTASTIC PLANET
Sat 10/10 at 11:30 PM
IT’S SUCH A BEAUTIFUL DAY
Sat 10/17 at 11:30 PM
GHOST IN THE SHELL
Sat 10/24 at 11:30 PM

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