Belgium, 2016, 60 min, Dir. Stéphane Aubier and Vincent Patar, Rated G, GKIDS
"Animated plastic toys return in new shorts from Ernest and Celestine creators." – Annakeara Stinson, IndieWire
Take a trip to A Town Called Panic, featuring two award-winning shorts from the directors of the Academy Award-nominated Ernest & Celestine! With disarming wit and hilarious visuals, A Town Called Panic: Double Fun revels in the simple setup of three plasticine toys sent on increasingly surreal and freewheeling adventures. Cowboy and Indian are always up to some harebrained scheme, with Horse left to clean up the mess. In Christmas Panic, their out-of-control antics lead Horse to call Santa and cancel the presents. But the boys figure they can still save Christmas… if they break into their neighbor’s house to steal his yule log! In Back to School Panic, a class assignment yields a special prize, but only Pig knows the answer. Cowboy and Indian use a special shrinking potion to sneak into Pig’s brain, where they discover a sodium-packed world of pig cops riding in bacon cars and sausage cycles. These new short films continue the brilliant, over-the-top visual inventiveness that has given the series a dedicated cult following, with a classic slapstick comedy sensibility that is perfect for all ages.
This Sensory Friendly screening is a special opportunity for individuals living with autism and others to enjoy films in a safe and accepting environment. The Cinema auditorium will have lights turned slightly up and the sound turned slightly down. A quiet space and headphones will be made available. Families are welcome to bring gluten-free, casein-free snacks, and assistive technology devices.
This special screening is presented in partnership with the City of Coral Gables.
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