Philly Premiere of the one-man animated masterpiece from France, two family-friendly matinee screenings:
3:00 PM : http://www.ticketfly.com/
event/15269985:30 PM : http://www.ticketfly.com/ event/1526999
In hard times, a miller sells his daughter to the Devil. Protected by her purity, she escapes from the Devil who, in revenge, deprives her of her hands. So begins her long journey towards the light… but in spite of her resilience and the new protection of a handsome prince’s estate, the Devil devises a plan of his own.
THE GIRL WITHOUT HANDS is the audacious feature debut from acclaimed short filmmaker Sébastien Laudenbach, whose beautiful and dreamlike take on the Brothers Grimm story has created an adult fairytale destined to become a classic. Hand-painted with lush, evocative details and featuring the voices of Anaïs Demoustier (The New Girlfriend) and Jérémie Elkaïm (Declaration of War), the film premiered in the ACID section at Cannes, was nominated for Best Animated Feature at the César Awards, and won both the Jury Prize and the award for Best French Film at the Annecy Animation Festival.
EXQUISITE! A HAUNTING FAIRYTALE! – The Hollywood Reporter
MARVELOUS! CONDENSES ALL OF LIFE’S CRUELTY AND SUBLIME GRANDEUR INTO A STRIKING HAND-DRAWN VISION! – Le Monde
$12 admission, no refunds or exchanges
CLOSING CEREMONY: FRIDAY, AUGUST 18 (3 PM)
WHERE: Southeast corner of 12th and Vine St. (247 N 12 Street)
When: Friday August 18, 3:00 PM. Please arrive by 2:45
What: Short speaking program: Gayle Isa, Executive Director, Asian Arts Initiative; Jane Golden, Executive Director, Mural Arts Program; Sarah Yeung, Director of Planning, Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation; Representative from Councilman Mark Squilla’s Office
Philadelphia, PA – Completed in 1999 by artist Joshua Sarantitis, Colors of Light, mural will be decommissioned on August 18th due to development of the adjacent lot. This mural created by the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts program in partnership with Asian Arts Initiative and the local community uses the dragon, and the image of Asian Arts Initiative’s founding Executive Director, Gayle Isa, to portray the seamlessness of the past, present, and future. There will be a short program of speakers including Gayle Isa, Jane Golden of Mural Arts Program, Sarah Yeung at PCDC, and a representative from the office of Councilman Mark Squilla. Please join us as we say goodbye to this iconic mural. Light refreshments will be served.
Pearl Street Micro-Project: Mustard Seed Film Festival Opening Night
1100 Block of Pearl Street
Friday, August 18, 4pm – 11pm
Mustard Seed Film Festival screens new independent and socially engaged films featuring South Asian filmmakers and actors.
Mustard Seed’s opening night will screen two short films in the late afternoon and feature a live conversation with a director, a live performance by a South Asian American artist, food trucks offering South Asian food, and a feature length film to kick off the festival.
This year, Mustard Seed will also include a South Asian bazaar offering books, clothes and wares from small South Asian businesses across Philadelphia. Mustard Seed will use Asian Arts Initiative’s Art Cart to offer youth the opportunity to create collages using South Asian art and hand-crafted paper for display throughout the rest of the festival.
Thursday, August 17th, 2017
+ Mark Lanegan Band +
+ Duke Garwood +
+ LYENN +
21+ | Doors: 8PM | Show: 9PM