We are proud to announce that the French film ERNEST & CELESTINE will open the film festival this Wednesday!
The film directed by Benjamin Renner, Vincent Patar, Stéphane Aubier. This Academy Award nominee for Best Animated Feature is recommended for all ages. And the best of all, it’s free for children and families!
ERNEST & CELESTINE (Ernest et Célestine)
Directed by Benjamin Renner, Vincent Patar, Stéphane Aubier, 2012, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, 80 min, In English.
This Academy Award nominee for Best Animated Feature follows little Celestine, who discovers that shabby bear Ernest is the best friend an open-minded mouse could ask for. Deep below snowy, cobblestone streets, tucked away in networks of winding subterranean tunnels, lives a civilization of hardworking mice, terrified of the bears that live above ground. Unlike her fellow mice, Celestine is an artist and a dreamer — and when she nearly ends up as breakfast for ursine troubadour Ernest, the two forms an unlikely bond. But it isn’t long before their friendship is put on trial by their respective bear-fearing and mice-eating communities.
Featuring the voices of Forest Whitaker, Mackenzie Foy, Lauren Bacall, Paul Giamatti, William H. Macy, Megan Mullally, Nick Offerman, and Jeffrey Wright.
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Opening night is Wednesday, October 22nd 2014 at the Alianza Dominicana Cultural Center, 530 West 166th Street, New York, New York, 10036