Detroit Film Theatre

Saturday Animation Club: THE SECRET OF KELLS

Saturday, June 22, 2013

3:00 PM Detroit Film Theatre

(Ireland/France/Belgium/2009—directed by Tomm Moore)

In this charming modern classic from the producers of The Triplets of Belleville, magic, fantasy and Celtic mythology come together in a riot of color and detail that dazzle the eyes while telling a sweeping story about the power of imagination and faith to carry humanity through dark times. Young Brendan (the voice of Evan McGuire) lives in a remote medieval outpost under siege from barbarian raids. But a new life of adventure beckons when a celebrated master illuminator arrives from foreign lands carrying an ancient but unfinished book, brimming with secret wisdom and powers. To help complete the magical book, Brendan has to overcome his deepest fears on a dangerous quest that takes him into the enchanted forest where mythical creatures hide. It is here that he meets the fairy Aisling (Christen Mooney), a mysterious young wolf-girl, who helps him along the way. But with the barbarians closing in, will Brendan's determination and artistic vision illuminate the darkness and show that enlightenment is the best fortification against evil? 2010 Academy Award® Nominee, Best Animated Feature. (76 min.)


“Critics’ Pick! Extraordinary. Discloses strange new vistas that nonetheless seem to have existed since ancient times.” –A.O. Scott, The New York Times

««««! Ravishing, magical and glorious!” –Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

“Dazzling and utterly charming! A haunting blend of history, fairy tale and pure invention.” –Andrew O’Hehir,

“Pure inspiration. One of the most beautiful works of animation ever.” –Armond White, New York Press


Saturday, June 22 at 3:00 PM