The Blue Tiger (Modrý tygr) Petr Oukropec, Czech Republic, 2012, 90 min., Czech Sunday, Nov. 17, 4 p.m., Webster U./Moore Saturday, Nov. 23, 2 p.m., Washington U./Brown, Free An utterly winning family film with gorgeous live-action imagery and playful animated sequences "The Blue Tiger" takes a magical-realist approach to an all-too-real problem in urban development. In a city ruled by a diabolical mayor, the only thing that can save the old botanical garden from being demolished for the construction of an entertainment center is a mysterious blue tiger, an oddly hued big cat that begins to roam the town as the forces of destruction gather. Youngsters Johanka and Matyas, whose parents reside in and tend to the garden, band together to both preserve the green space and protect the blue tiger from the evil clutches of the mayor and his henchmen.
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