FREE Screening of The Red Balloon and White Mane
Part of Loft Jr., a free monthly series showcasing great new and classic family-friendly films from around the world! Presented by Trail Dust Town! Also sponsored by Bookmans Entertainment Exchange! Pre-show activities hosted by Mildred & Dildred Toy Store starting at 9:15am!
“This is a filmgoing experience that both children and their parents will remember for a long time.” – Rob Thomas, Capital Times
Albert Lamorisse’s The Red Balloon remains one of the most beloved children’s films of all time. In this deceptively simple, nearly wordless tale, a young boy discovers a stray balloon that seems to have a mind of its own. Wandering through the streets of Paris, the two become inseparable, to the surprise of the neighborhood and the envy of other children. Winner of the Palme d’Or at the 1956 Cannes Film Festival, The Red Balloon has enchanted the young—and the young at heart—for decades. (Dir. by Albert Lamorisse, 1956, France, in French with English subtitles, 34 mins., Not Rated)
Albert Lamorisse’s White Mane, beloved by generations of French children, tells the stirring tale of a young boy and a wild horse. In the south of France is a near-desert region called La Camargue. There lives White Mane, a magnificent stallion and the leader of a herd of wild horses too proud to let themselves be broken in by humans. Only Folco, a young fisherman, manages to tame him. A strong friendship grows between the boy and the horse, but they must elude the wrangler and his herdsmen to live freely. White Mane is presented in a new English translation, faithful to the original French voiceover and dialogue, spoken by Peter Strauss. (Dir. by Albert Lamorisse, 1954, France, in English, 40 mins., Not Rated)
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When: Saturday May 13 at 10am
Where: Loft Cinema 3233 E. Speedway Blvd.