Film Series: The King and the Mockingbird (Le roi et l’oiseau)

1980. France. Dir: Paul Grimault. Animated. 87 min.

A pompous king falls in love with a girl in a painting; when she runs off with a chap in a nearby canvas, a kingdom-wide pursuit begins. Over its 32-year production this subversive hand-drawn marvel became a repository for the wildest imaginings of its creators and a profound influence on acolytes like Studio Ghibli.

Presented as part of The Tournées Festival. Tournées Festival was made possible with the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the US, the Centre National de la Cinématographie et de l’Image Animée, and the Franco-American Cultural Fund.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free