Phantom Boy

Friday, August 12 | 5:30 pm | Dubbed in English

Friday, August 12 | 8 pm | Subtitled in English

Saturday, August 13 | 5:30 & 8 pm | Dubbed in English

Sunday, August 14 | 2 & 5:30 pm | Dubbed in English

From the directors of the Academy Award®-nominated A Cat in Paris comes Phantom Boy, the animated story of a seriously ill boy who discovers a mysterious superpower: he is able to leave his body when he sleeps. So too can the other patients in the hospital, but most fail to remember the experience—except for injured New York City cop Alex, that is. When Leo assures him that he wasn’t dreaming, Alex enlists the eleven-year-old’s help, and that of a feisty journalist named Mary (Amélie’s Audrey Tautou), to track down a madman with a plot to seize control of the city. Stylistically, Phantom Boy reads like a beautifully illustrated children’s book, far from the overly-polished products of DreamWorks and Pixar. Mixing sentimental themes with the exhilaration of crime-fighting, Phantom Boy “doesn’t shy away from the dark side of life, and in the end, even allows us to enjoy it,” in the words of Variety’s Jordan Mintzer.

Directors Jean-Loup Felicioli and Alain Gagnol 2015 France/Belgium 84 minutes NR (some mature themes) DCP

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