Film Series: The Triplets of Belleville

2003. France. Dir: Sylvain Chomet. Animated. 78 min.


An old woman must rescue her cyclist grandson from the wine-swilling French mafia with the aid of the titular trio: aging stars fond of improvisational jazz and dining on frogs. This odd-yet-endearing feature is mostly dialogue-free, relying instead on whimsical sounds and music as well as a charmingly grotesque visual style.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / $5