Events for March 5, 2017
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.Find out more »
On Sunday March 5th, 2017, 35MM screens all over the world will champion the beautiful, yet rapidly vanishing, format of film. REEL FILM DAY is the first ever celebration of all things 35MM, where cinemas across the country will serve to galvanize the most passionate film fans all across the US, and at least for one day revive a format to which every cineaste is indebted. The Frida Cinema is proud to fire up our 35mm projected once again for a special screening of Stanley Kubrick's horror masterpiece THE SHINING!Find out more »