Detroit Film Theatre

Saturday Animation Club: A CAT IN PARIS

Saturday, July 13, 2013

3:00 PM Detroit Film Theatre

(France/2011-directed by Jean-Loup Felicioli and Alain Gagnol)

Dino is a cat that leads a double life. By day he lives with Zoe, a little girl whose mother is a detective with the Parisian police. But at night Dino sneaks out to work with Nico - a slinky cat burglar with a heart of gold, whose fluid movements are poetry in motion as he evades captors and slips and swishes from rooftop to rooftop across the Paris skyline. Rife with film references that will resonate with the grown-ups in the audience (including witty nods to Goodfellas, Night of the Hunter and even Reservoir Dogs) A Cat in Paris is a warm and richly humorous love letter to classic noir and gangster films, replete with a wonderful jazz soundtrack featuring Billie Holiday. Brought to life with the help of the voices of Oscar® winners Marcia Gay Harden and Anjelica Huston, A Cat in Paris is rated PG for vigorous action and some mild violence, including a vertiginous Hitchcockian climax on the rooftops of Notre Dame. Official Selection, New York International Children’s Film Festival; 2012 Academy Award® Nominee, Best Animated Feature. (65 min.)

“Sublime! A beautifully drawn, breathtaking and stylish celebration of storytelling.” –Mark Feeney, The Boston Globe

“Wonderful, sophisticated fun. Take the kids on the adventure of a lifetime!” –Leba Hertz, San Francisco Chronicle

“With its graceful fluidity and feline swiftness, A Cat in Paris is a striking symphony of music and colors.” –Le Monde

A Cat in Paris is thrilling, and a thrilling example of ink and paint cartooning.” –Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer