Part of Loft Jr., a free monthly series showcasing great new and classic family-friendly films from around the world! Pre-show activities hosted by Mildred & Dildred Toy Store starting at 9:15am! Presented by the Pima County Public Library and the Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona.
*Please note: this animated film contains brief glimpses of non-sexual nudity*
“An ingenious, comical and beautifully original animated adventure.” – Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
This fanciful, award-winning animated feature from French writer/director Michel Ocelot (Azur and Asmar: The Prince’s Quest) is based on a popular folk tale from West Africa. Kirikou (voiced by Theo Sebeko) informs his mother from the womb that it’s time for him to be born, but when she’s too slow, he simply does the work himself. After learning that his parents’ village is being threatened by a sorceress with a taste for human flesh, Kirikou leaps into action to save the day, encountering friends and foes along the way, including a monster who can drain waterfalls and lakes with his enormous thirst and a wise man living on a magic mountain. A charming and unique adventure filled with wondrous sights and sounds, Kirikou and the Sorceress also features an original score by acclaimed Senegalese musician Youssou N’Dour. (Dir. by Michele Ocelot, 1998, France, in English, 72 mins., Not Rated / suitable for all ages, includes brief animated nudity)