Film Screening

Multiple Dates
Fantastic Planet

Part of The Future of the Past: Utopia/Dystopia, 1965-1984

Fantastic Planet

Date + Time

Thursday, April 2, 2009, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 4, 2009, 3:00 p.m.


Phyllis Wattis Theater


René Laloux, 1973, 72 min., 35mm
French, with English subtitles

This psychedelic science-fiction animation takes place on a planet where alien giants called Traags rule over the Oms, a tiny race of humanlike people. The film is a parable of life and equality that is a pointed message about the evils of tyranny.

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Image: René Laloux, Fantastic Planet (still), 1973; photo courtesy ARGOS FILMS/ACCENT CINEMA