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A Town Called Panic


Images courtesy Zeitgeist Films

A Town Called Panic
OHIO PREMIERE Stephane Aubier and Vincent Patar, Belgium, 2009

Zoom: Family Film Festival

Zoom is Columbus’s only annual celebration of family entertainment from around the world. Enjoy fresh and engaging films for all ages, plus free activities—our morning cereal and pajama party, an ice cream social, and more!

Thu, Dec 3, 2009 7 PM

Cowboy, Indian, and Horse all improbably live together, and that's the least of the whimsical absurdities on display in this delightful European Claymation.

The unlikely roommates meet up with a giant mechanical penguin, parachuting cows, and a secret underwater civilization populated by pointy-headed bad guys who wear diving suits and goggles and look really, really weird. You'll have to see the strange situations of this world to believe them! This is the first film based on a popular French TV series of the same name that aired on Nicktoons (courtesy of Aardman Animation, the creators of Wallace and Gromit). It was also the first stop-motion animated feature film to be included in the official selection of the Cannes Film Festival.

In French with English subtitles. Occasional impolite language. Recommended for ages 8 and up. (75 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.

A Town Called Panic

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Enjoy 25% off purchases and complimentary gift-wrapping in the Wexner Center Store, a free film screening, an exclusive gallery tour, and more during Member Appreciation Days, coming up December 3–6.

Wexner Center for the Arts

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