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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 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.

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

Man with a Movie Camera

Be here Monday, September 14 as Alloy Orchestra takes the stage in our Film/Video Theater to accompany a restoration of Dziga Vertov’s Man with a Movie Camera.


Join us Thursday, September 10 for a Next@Wex double bill featuring Tyondai Braxton and Clark, two innovators in the experimental electronica scene.