The Frida Cinema

Orange County's Year-Round Film Festival

World of Animation: SONG OF THE SEA

Are you an Orange County student currently in Grades 7th through 12th?  If so, State Street Foundation and The Frida Cinema invite you to join us for our FREE World of Animation series, which takes place Tuesdays at 3:30pm from October 5th – November 23rd! Don’t worry if you’ve missed some screenings — register anytime, and jump in for the rest of the series!  Information and registration for this free series can be found at!

On Tuesday, October 26th, join us for Song of the Sea, a stunning animated fantasy from Cartoon Saloon (The Secret of Kells, Wolfwalkers)!  Ben lives with his sister Saoirse and father Conor on an island off the coast of Ireland. His mother, Bronagh, disappeared after giving birth to Saoirse, whom he resents and blames for losing their mom. Little does Ben know that Bronagh was in touch with the world of magic, and this enchantment extends to his sister…

“It seems unlikely that a more beautiful film will be released this year.” – Donald Clarke, Irish Times

“This is an outstanding work: well animated, well designed, well told.” – Grant Watson, Fiction Machine

“Song Of The Sea is visually lush, but it’s story is never too cluttered or busy. It doesn’t depend on manic sugar rush energy to keep its intended audience of kids attention, but rather seeks to draw them into a fascinating, unique world.” – Chris McCoy, Memphis Flyer