The Fullerton Museum Center’s monthly film series featuring independent, thought-provoking films continues on February 15th with a screening of Fantastic Planet. 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. 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 counterculture classic is a perennially compelling statement against conformity and violence.
With an introduction by series curator and local filmmaker Steve Elkins, each film screening will be followed by an informal discussion over drinks available for purchase. Seating is limited and reservations are recommended. Films show every third Friday of the month at 7pm. $10 admission. $8 for Museum members. The Fullerton Museum Center is located at 301 N. Pomona Ave. (at E. Wilshire) in downtown Fullerton. Call (714)738-6545 for more information.