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| Series & Festivals
(Paul Grimault, 1952/80)
$6 members, students, seniors
$8 general public
(admission to all talks and screenings)
$30 members, students, seniors
$35 general public
Based on a Hans Christian Andersen story, The King and the Mockingbird follows a chimney sweep and a shepherdess on the run from a tyrannical king who has designs on the young girl. Cowritten by director Grimault and legendary poet and screenwriter Jacques Prévert, the film was first released by the producer in 1952 in a truncated version, and it took Grimault nearly 30 years to reclaim the rights and finish the film as originally envisioned. The work has been cited as an inspiration by scores of animators ranging from Studio Ghibli co-founder Hayao Miyazaki to The Iron Giant creator Brad Bird. In French with English subtitles. (82 mins., DCP)
Restored by Studio Canal and released by Rialto Pictures.
SUPPORT FOR CINEMA REVIVAL
Susan Tomasky and Ron Ungvarsky
Robert Gray Palmer and Susan Lee Simms
SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTIONS FOR FILM/VIDEO
Rohauer Collection Foundation
GENERAL SUPPORT FOR THE WEXNER CENTER
Greater Columbus Arts Council
Ohio Arts Council
The King and the Mockingbird