The Secret of Kells
2010 Academy Award Nominee for Best Animated Feature Tomm Moore, 2009
Wexner Center members receive free admission to select screenings at the Gateway Film Center, located in the South Campus Gateway. The films are selected (and often introduced) by Wex curators. Don’t forget to bring your Wex member ID card to show at the Gateway’s box office.
“Extraordinary! The Secret of Kells discloses strange new vistas that nonetheless seem to have existed since ancient times.”—A. O. Scott, New York Times
“Pure inspiration! One of the most beautiful works of animation ever!”—New York Press
“The film is one of the most beautifully designed ever, and a charming, refreshing approach to storytelling.”—John Canemaker, Oscar-winning animator and animation historian
Do not miss the highly anticipated new animated masterpiece from the producers of Kirikou and the Sorceress and Triplets of Belleville! Magic, fantasy, and Celtic mythology come together in a riot of color and detail that dazzle the eyes in this sweeping story about the power of imagination and faith to carry humanity through dark times.
Young Brendan 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, 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? Features the voices of Brendan Gleeson (Harry Potter films, In Bruges), Mick Lally, Evan McGuire, and Christen Mooney. (104 mins., 35mm)
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SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTIONS FOR FILM/VIDEO PROGRAMS
Rohauer Collection Foundation
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GENERAL SUPPORT FOR THE WEXNER CENTER
Greater Columbus Arts Council
The Columbus Foundation
Ohio Arts Council