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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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6:00 pm

BOCA DE ORO: “Cultural Revolution: Supporting Community with Creativity” Panel Discussion + FREE SCREENING of BREAKIN’ 2: ELECTRIC BOOGALOO

March 4 @ 6:00 pm
The Frida Cinema, 305 E. 4th Street
Santa Ana, CA 90271 United States

The Frida Cinema is proud to participate in the city-wide BOCA DE ORO Lit Fest! At 6pm, The Frida Cinema hosts a panel called CULTURAL REVOLUTION: SUPPORTING COMMUNITY WITH CREATIVITY, moderated by journalist and arts writer Evan Senn, and featuring panelists Logan Crow, Kevin Staniec, and Ryan Gattis. This special discussion with examine the panelist's varying experiences, challenges, and successes building diverse and creative cultural spaces within their communities for lovers of art, books, and film. Following the panel, we will present a screening of BREAKIN 2': ELECTRIC BOOGALOO. Event and screening are FREE!

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