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MY LIFE AS A ZUCCHINI

March 3 - March 9
The Frida Cinema, 305 E. 4th Street
Santa Ana, CA 90271 United States

Nominated for this year's Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film!

A touching, entertaining, and alternately hilarious and poignant film by director Claude Barras, My Life as a Zucchini is the tale of shy young boy Zucchini, who is mourning his mother's sudden death. Zucchini is befriended by a police officer, Raymond, who accompanies him to his new foster home, filled with other orphans his age. At first he struggles to find his place in this at times strange and hostile environment. But with Raymond's help and his newfound friends, Zucchini eventually learns to trust and love, as he searches for a new family of his own.

Brought to life through striking character designs and expressive stop-motion animation, the story soars with laughter, sorrow, and joy, and stands as a testament to the resilience of the human heart. Beginning with its debut at Cannes, the film has stirred up an overwhelming response on the festival circuit, taking home top jury and audience prizes at Annecy, Melbourne and Angoulême, as it prepares to melt hearts in North America with its premiere at Toronto.

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11:00 pm

CHILD’S PLAY: Friday Night Freakouts

March 3 @ 11:00 pm
The Frida Cinema, 305 E. 4th Street
Santa Ana, CA 90271 United States

In 1988, director Tom Holland's (Fright Night, Thinner) CHILD'S PLAY introduced the horror world to a new cine-slasher icon - Charles Lee Ray (Brad Dourif), a violent sociopathic criminal who also happens to dabble in the occult. On a snowy night, desperate to evade incarceration while being chased through a department store by police, Charles grabs the closest object he can - a child-sized, grinning, Cabbage Patch-like Good Guy Doll - and attempts to transfer his soul into it. Meanwhile, young Andy (Alex Vincent) has his heart set on just one Christmas present this year...and mom Karen (Catherine Hicks) just happens to work at a department store...

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