Beauty and the Beast

Film/Video

Images courtesy of Janus Films

Beauty and the Beast

Jean Cocteau, 1946

Zoom: Family Film Festival

Zoom continues for its 11th year with a fantastic assortment of acclaimed movies and entertaining events for all ages. One mission of Zoom has been to provide diverse and engrossing stories from around the world to central Ohio families. This year’s lineup is our most international yet with a film from each continent—a Zoom first! In addition to the great films, kids and families can enjoy fun and free activities together on Saturday, December 6, with our morning cereal and pajama party, hands-on crafts, and an ice cream social in the afternoon.

Sat, Dec 5, 2009 12 PM

Pure magic! This 1946 French version of the classic story is perhaps the most enchanting live-action fairy-tale ever made, as well as a landmark in fantasy filmmaking.

Some of the astonishing effects in the film, such as the human candelabras, were incorporated into the Disney animation, but nothing has matched the sense of wonder and imagination created by this interpretation. Jean Marais’ sensitive, frightening, and tragic performance as the Beast is astonishingly moving.

In French with English subtitles. Recommended for ages 7 and up. (93 mins., 35mm)

A Note to Grown-ups
The age recommendation listed above is very general. If you would like to discuss the specifics of this film before viewing it with your child, please call Jean Pitman, educator for youth programs, at (614) 292-4614.

Especially for Teachers and Schools
Bring your class to a school-day screening of selected films from festival. Click here to see the schedule.

Beauty and the Beast

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