(René Laloux, France, 1973, 35mm, 72 min)
With a live score!
Sunday, Apr 20 at 07:00PM
A stop-motion sci-fi cult classic of such cosmically epic proportions that it was awarded the 1973 Special Jury Prize at Cannes (a rare feat for animated films), Fantastic Planet is a work of exquisite psychedelia-infused surrealism.
In a truly trippy future on a far-away planet, humans (Oms) are routinely exterminated--but sometimes kept as pets--by giant fin-eared aliens (Traags), that reproduce through psychic communal meditation. One pesky Om escapes, launching an all-out war between the two species. This screening features a live score by members of legendary Seattle band Master Musicians of Bukkake ("ritualistic electric excursions into the outer and inner reaches") and Midday Veil (on The Wire's top 15 avant-garde rock albums of 2013). Special ticket pricing: $12 general admission.
Northwest Film Forum (View)
1515 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122