Midwest Premiere Nocturna
Ages 6 and up
Adrià Garcia & Victor Maldonado, 2007, Spain
Each year the Wex brings families and film fans a long weekend of incredible movies for all ages: fiction and documentary, live action and animation, features and shorts, American-made and international, contemporary and classic. Fun activities and events are also part of the schedule, often involving special guests, hands-on projects, and even tasty refreshments.
"A magical blend of Monsters Inc. and Hayao Miyazaki." —Seattle International Film Festival
Ever wonder what happens at night while you're asleep? The lusciously animated film Nocturna shows what happens when one boy, Tim, who's afraid of the dark, stays up and ventures out one night while everyone else is in bed. He discovers a magical world that is unveiled after the sun goes down (including fairy "hair-dressers" who muss up everyone’s hair during the night and a "conductor" who orchestrates a symphony of creaks, buzzes, drones, and other nighttime noises).
With the aid of a creature known as The Cat Shepard, Tim helps to solve a mystery among the wondrous—and sometimes scary—nocturnal activities, and his adventures give him the confidence to overcome his fears. This film from Spain (dubbed into English) is filled with the joy of discovery and creates an inventive world in ways that recall classic children's literature and animation. Since Nocturna doesn't have American distribution at the moment, don't miss what might be your only chance to see this visually rich fairytale. (80 mins., 35mm)
Wexner Center members can attend the public Nocturna screening free as part of Member Appreciation Days. Shown your membership card at the Patron Services Desk to get your free ticket.
School Screening: Fri, Dec 5 | 12 PM Click here.
Need a Break?
You'll find coffee, baked goods, and PB&J sandwiches at Cam's on Campus, which is open today from 9 AM to 2 PM. And don't forget to visit the Wexner Center Store, for toys, gifts, and books for all ages.
The 2008 festival was organized by Chris Stults, assistant curator of film/video, and Dionne Custer, educator for school programs. If you would like to discuss the specifics of any film before viewing it with your child, please call Dionne Custer at (614) 292-7008.
$3 students (tickets required)
Free for to members
$15 students, teachers, and adult chaperones (advance reservation required)
$10 Wexner Center members
(and Columbus Museum of Art members)
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GENERAL SUPPORT FOR THE WEXNER CENTER
Greater Columbus Arts Council
The Columbus Foundation
Ohio Arts Council