Park Theatre Cult Movie Screening of Fantastic Planet
Wednesday, June 27th
Doors 6:30 pm
Movie 7:00 pm
Tickets $5 adv, $10 doors
Fantastic Planet 1973, one of the greatest animated ever made.
At once gorgeous and jarringly violent, this psychedelic allegory from French animator René Laloux has inspired everyone from musical polymath Flying Lotus to hip-hop producer of repute Madlib. The freaky art design and distinctive paper-cutout animation style still wow curious viewers today, while Alain Goraguer's eerie score creates an uncanny tone seldom heard on a soundtrack. Towering azure-skinned aliens called Traags keep humans for pets and indifferently abuse them as such, so the subtext isn't too sub-. But the inventive aesthetics alone qualify this one for inclusion on all-time lists such as these.