Saturday, January 26| 1:00 PM
Running Time: 95 Minutes
Join Belmont World Film's Family Film Festival as we celebrate the full moon on January 26th with half moon cookies for all from Whole Foods Market Fresh Pond and a chance to win raffle prizes such as a gift certificate from Full Moon Restaurant in Cambridge, a bike helmet from Belmont Wheelworks, a full moon clock, passes to the Museum of Science's planetarium, and more! Followed by a discussion about the phases of the moon with an astronomer!
Adapted from the worldwide best-selling children’s book written and illustrated by Tomi Ungerer in 1967 at the height of the space race, Moon Man examines themes of loneliness, difference, understanding and acceptance. It tells the story of how the man in the moon, bored of sitting in his silvery cage all the time, hitches a ride to earth on a shooting star. In order to stay one step ahead of earth’s evil president, he goes on a long journey, marveling at the many wonders the earth has to offer and realizing just how much children love and need him. The directorial debut of Stephen Schesch, who previously produced the film version of Ungerer’s The Three Robbers, also features the artistic efforts of Cartoon Saloon, the Ireland-based animation studio responsible for the Oscar-nominated Secret of Kells.
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