The Team Is In Stop-Motion

Remember playing cowboys and Indians? Those were the good ol' days. Or were they? From the legend and history of Pocahontas to John Wayne's films to the ever-popular tale known as The Indian in the Cupboard, culture has always been known to negatively stereotype the relationship between cowboy and Indian. Well, you can forget all that with the full-length animated French film A Town Called Panic. The only stop-motion animated film to be chosen to play at the Cannes Film Festival, this movie is based off a Belgian TV series released by Wallace and Gromit's Aardman Studios and tells the story of three friends, Cowboy, Indian and Horse, as they travel everywhere from the frozen tundra to an underwater parallel universe full of dishonest creatures. It's a comedy that is sure to have viewers of all ages laughing at its surreal situations and relationships. Was it also mentioned that the characters' voices are all meant to sound like they're on laughing gas? The film is 75 minutes long and includes English subtitles. Screenings will be held Friday through Sunday at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St. Tickets are $6.50 to $8.50. For show times and info, call 817-738-9215 or visit the modern.org.
April 16-18, 2010

 
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