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Fantastic Planet (50th Anniversary) at Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas

August 26 @ 5:00 pm

Fantastic Planet (50th Anniversary)
part of Beep Boop, Beep Boop: A Sci-Fi Film Festival

Price: $10 | $8 ages 25 and under & senior* | $7.50 ArtsQuest Member
Venue: Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas
Buy Tickets: https://www.steelstacks.org/event/14841/fantastic-planet-50th-anniversary/

Festival Pass: $59 | $54 ages 25 & under and senior* | $49 ArtsQuest Members

Buy Festival Pass: https://www.steelstacks.org/event/14841/fantastic-planet-50th-anniversary/

*Ages 25 and under & senior discounts apply at the box office only.

1973 | PG | 1 hr 12 min

Directed by: René Laloux
Starring: Jennifer Drake, Eric Baugin, Jean Topart, Jean Valmont,Sylvie Lenoir

Nothing else has ever looked or felt like director René Laloux’s animated marvel Fantastic Planet, a politically minded and visually inventive work of science fiction. The film is set on a distant planet called Ygam, where enslaved humans (Oms) are the playthings of giant blue native inhabitants (Draags). After Terr, kept as a pet since infancy, escapes from his gigantic child captor, he is swept up by a band of radical fellow Oms who are resisting the Draags’ oppression and violence. With its eerie, coolly surreal cutout animation by Roland Topor; brilliant psychedelic jazz score by Alain Goraguer; and wondrous creatures and landscapes, this Cannes-awarded 1973 counterculture classic is a perennially compelling statement against conformity and violence.

In French & Czech with English subtitles


August 26
5:00 pm
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Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas
101 Founders Way
Bethlehem, PA 18015
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