6/8/2019

The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales

Benjamin Renner & Patrick Imbert, France, 2017, 80 min., G

6/8/2019 | 2:00 PM

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From the creators of the Academy Award-nominated Ernest & Celestine comes another hilarious, heartwarming tale of animal misfits destined to become a classic. The countryside isn’t always as calm and peaceful as it’s made out to be, and the animals on this farm are particularly agitated: a fox who mothers a family of chicks, a rabbit who plays the stork, and a duck who wants to be Santa Claus. If you think life in the country is a walk in the park, think again!

Directors Benjamin Renner and Patrick Imbert adapt Renner’s own acclaimed graphic novel into a delirious, delightful triptych of interlocking stories, with a pacing and visual spontaneity that harkens back to classic Looney Tunes shorts and slapstick ‘two-reelers’. But underneath the gags (and there are plenty of them), the three stories offer a sensitive and beautiful portrayal of family and the anxieties of modern life.

Family Matinees are supported by charitable contributions from Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson and Republic Bank

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