Proctors animation festival

still from Persepolis

Persepolis

If you're looking for something fun (and air conditioned) to do this week, you might want to stop by Proctors' animation festival, which started Sunday and continues through Friday.

The festival is showing a handful of animated flicks each day. The lineup includes 15 films -- among them a few old ones (1939's Gulliver's Travels) and a bunch of newer ones (Coraline). Among the highlights:

+ The Iron Giant (directed by Brad Bird, the guy directed The Incredibles and Ratatouille for Pixar) - Tuesday at noon, Wednesday at 4 pm

+ Wallace & Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit (Cheese, Gromit!) - Thursday at 8pm

+ Persepolis (based on Marjane Satrapi's coming of age graphic novel set during the Iranian revolution) - Tuesday at 6 pm, Wednesday at 8 pm

Here's the full schedule.

Tickets are $3 for each film. A week-long pass is $15.

image: Sony Picture Classics

Comments

As something of an animation geek, I feel obligated to gush about many of these films.

The Iron Giant remains one of my favorite animated movies.

If you haven't seen Coraline by now, you probably should. Something that doesn't look like every other animated movie.

I saw The Secret of Kells at the Spectrum a few weeks ago. It's stunningly beautiful. Amazingly well designed. And Brendan Gleeson is in it.

Persepolis is my favorite animated film of all time.

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