Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Stearns movie Thursday

Join us this Thursday night for the second SCCC (and Bello Velo?) Film Festival at Stearn’s Coffeehouse at 6 PM.

The featured cycling flick is The Triplets of Belleville. It is an odd and entertaining animated story of a lonely French bike racer, his dog, his mom and some mafia plot kidnapping plot. The dog and the way over-the-top French/American stereotypes are priceless.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0286244/#comment

It was up for the 2004 Best Animated Feature Oscar and won a pile of other animation and critical awards. As French-made, dialog-free, surrealistically animated, musical bike racing movies go, it’s quite a lark, but it may not be for everyone. Folks tend to run hot and cold on this flick, more hot than cold. Just don’t go in expecting Rattatouille. Finding Nemo and Lion King fans should stay home.

No matter what, it is still about 400% better, and twice as realistic, as American Flyers. ‘Triplets’ is only 80 minutes long. It’s not a bad way to spend a cold, dark, wet February evening.

Showtime is 6:15 PM at Stearn’s Coffeehouse. http://www.stearnscoffee.com/

3 comments:

clintpatty said...

I may not be there, though, as I was previously planning on going to Four Spirits at UAH at 7:30.

liz said...

Aw man, this is a great movie. Wish I could be there too!

Though, if I don't get a full-time real job up here soon, I might be coming down there to stay after all...

caffinator on 2 wheels said...

Not really official SCCC: it's for cyclists of all nationalities and greeds. Hopefully people will bring a part, tool, $, time or something useful to help out Lifecycles, and enjoy a free cycling movie. Good times; good causes. Good coffee. Good combo. Good nite.