Part of Loft Jr., a free monthly series showcasing great new and classic family-friendly films from around the world! Sponsored by the Pima County Public Library. Pre-show activities hosted by Mildred & Dildred Toy Store starting at 9:15am!
The epic musical/adventure The Prince of Egypt, from DreamWorks Animation, tells the thrilling biblical story of Moses, who frees the Jews from Egyptian slavery under the hand of the pharaoh Rameses.
“Wonderful! One of the best looking animated films ever made.” – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun Times
The story revolves around these two close stepbrothers, Moses (Val Kilmer) and Rameses (Ralph Fiennes). While Rameses is groomed to take over the land, his beloved brother Moses is a carefree prankster, until he learns the true secret of his past. His secret, of course, is that he is really a Jew and as a child was floated down the river to escape death. The Pharaoh Seti (Patrick Stewart) raised Moses as his son. Upon learning the truth of his past from a burning bush in the desert, Moses returns to Egypt with God on his side and demands that the Pharaoh (now his brother Rameses) must “Let my people go.” Featuring stunning animation and Oscar-winning songs written by Stephen Schwartz and sung by Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey, The Prince of Egypt is a classic tale for all audiences. (Dir. by Brenda Chapman/Steve Hickner/Simon Wells, 1998, 99 mins., Rated PG)