France, 1953 & 1956, 74 min, 35mm, Dir. Albert Lamorisse, Not Rated, Janus Films
"The young are enchanted by White Mane and The Red Balloon. Grown-ups, who know too well how fragile this beauty is, are likely to cry." – Terrence Rafferty, New York Times
Albert Lamorisse’s The Red Balloon and White Mane rank among the most beloved children’s films of all time. In The Red Balloon, a 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. Set in the south of France in a near-desert region called La Camargue, White Mane is about a magnificent stallion and 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.
Sunday's screening of Red Balloon / White Mane is presented in partnership with Borscht Corp in support of hurricane relief. We are asking patrons to donate non-perishable foods to aid those impacted by the recent storms.
Beloved classics and new favorites for the whole family to enjoy! Family Day on Aragon takes place every second Saturday and Sunday and is hosted by the Coral Gables Museum, Books & Books and the Coral Gables Art Cinema. Check with our Aragon neighbors for information on activities taking place at their venues. Tickets to these films are $5 general admission and include a free popcorn and soda.