My Life as a Zucchini


Academy Award nominee for Best Animated Feature! The 12:30pm screenings will be dubbed in English and the other screenings will be subtitled in English.

After his mother’s sudden death, Zucchini is befriended by a police officer, Raymond, who accompanies him to his new foster home, filled with other orphans his age. At first he struggles to find his place in this at times strange and hostile environment. But with Raymond’s help and his newfound friends, Zucchini eventually learns to trust and love, as he searches for a new family of his own.

“An unequivocal delight! Reveals an emotional resonance and non-saccharine uplift that is mostly rare in today’s animation world.” – Jordan Ruimy, Playlist

Brought to life through memorable character designs and expressive stop-motion animation, the story soars with laughter, sorrow, and joy, and stands as a testament to the resilience of the human heart. The new English language dub features the voices of Will Forte, Nick Offerman, Ellen Page, and Amy Sedaris. An Audience Award-winner at film festivals around the world, this acclaimed animated feature from director Claude Barras is based on a script from writer/director Céline Sciamma (Girlhood, Tomboy). (Dir. by Claude Barras, 2016, Switzerland/France, in French with subtitles and in English, 75 mins. includes feature and short, Rated PG-13 for mature themes)

Preceded by the short film, The Genie in a Tin of Ravioli!  Armand works in a pasta factory. Every night when he comes back home, Armand opens a tin of raviolis for his dinner. But tonight, instead of raviolis he is served a genie who is ready to grant him two wishes. (Dir. by Claude Barras, France, in French with English subtitles, 8 mins., Rated PG-13)