Saturday, November 5 | 1:00 PM
Arsenal Center for the Arts
Charles Mosesian Theater, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA
Running Time: 76 minutes
Oscar-nominated French animator Dominique Monfery celebrates the joy of reading in his imaginative new English-language feature.
Seven-year-old Nathanaël still doesn't know how to read. When his eccentric old aunt dies and bequeaths her house to his parents and her book collection to him, the inheritance doesn't much interest him until he discovers that the books are inhabited: Captain Hook, Alice in Wonderland, and even the Wicked Fairy live in these books, which are the ORIGINALS of every fairy tale! He discovers that the books serve as a shelter for all the heroes found in children's literature. They are the original characters and are counting on him for protection, for if they leave the library, they will disappear along with their stories forever! All he has to do is to read the magic inscription in the library to keep them alive. But Nathanaël can't read and before he can decipher the inscription the books are sold to a secondhand dealer. Shrunk by the evil witch Carabosse, he braves everything to save his tiny friends.
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