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