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The Book of Life


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!

*Esta película se mostrará en inglés con subtítulos en español*

*This film will be shown in English with Spanish language subtitles*

“A winsome ode to Mexico’s Day of the Dead … overflowing with hyperactive charm and a spectacular sea of colors, it showcases some of the most breathtaking animation we’ve seen this decade.” – Marc Snetiker, Entertainment Weekly

Produced by Guillermo del Toro, The Book of Life is a dazzling and fun animated adventure through Mexican folklore, following a young man who is torn between becoming a matador, as his family wishes, and following his heart.  In the Mexican town of San Angel, Manolo (Diego Luna), Maria (Zoë Saldana) and Joaquin (Channing Tatum) have been friends ever since childhood. Although their lives have taken different paths — Maria was sent to Europe, Joaquin joined the military, and Manolo studied to become a bullfighter – one thing remains the same: Manolo and Joaquin both want to marry Maria. Little does the trio know that battling deities La Muerte, the benevolent ruler of the Land of the Remembered, and Xibalba, the treacherous lord of the Land of the Forgotten, have made a high-stakes wager on the love triangle’s outcome. Soon,  Manolo embarks on an incredible adventure spanning three fantastical worlds where he must face his greatest fears in a quest to fulfill his dreams of becoming a musician and win Maria’s heart.   Danny Trejo, Cheech Marin, Ice Cube and Ron Perlman also lend their voices to this riotously colorful and splashy musical fable that weaves a Romeo and Juliet story against the backdrop of Mexico’s Day of the Dead celebration. (Dir. by Jorge R. Gutierrez, 2014, USA, in English & Spanish, 95 mins., Rated PG)

La película The book of life cuenta la historia de un joven llamado Manolo, quien se ve atravesado por el cumplir las expectativas de su padre y su abuelo para convertirse en un torero o seguir su corazón y convertirse en un músico. Antes de elegir un camino, él deberá embarcarse en una increíble aventura que lo llevará a atravesar tres mundos fantásticos, donde debe hacer frente a sus más grandes miedos.