Beauty and the Beast is part of our Oscar celebration at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater on Saturday, Feb 23rd. It is the first animation film to win the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. It also became the first animated film to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture.
The story of a a prince who is magically transformed into a monster as punishment for his arrogance it is based on the French fairy tale by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont. To break the spell, the Beast must learn to love a young woman imprisoned in his castle before the last petal falls from an enchanted rose, lest he remain a monster forever. (1991 / 86 min)
Here’s Roger Ebert’s review:
Beauty and the Beast slipped around all my roadblocks and penetrated directly into my strongest childhood memories, in which animation looked more real than live-action features. Watching the movie, I found myself caught up in a direct and joyous way. I wasn’t reviewing an “animated film.” I was being told a story, I was hearing terrific music, and I was having fun. Beauty and the Beast reaches back to an older and healthier Hollywood tradition in which the best writers, musicians and filmmakers are gathered for a project on the assumption that a family audience deserves great entertainment, too.
Saturday, Feb 23 at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater
Beauty and the Beast (1991) 1pm
Oscar Shorts: Animation – 3pm – Last Chance!
Oscar Shorts: Live-Action – 4:45 – Last Chance!
RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg – 7:30
Beauty and the Beast tickets are $8 in adv / $10 day-of-show. Children 6 and under are free. You can also reserve an All Day Pass $15 in adv / $20 day-of-show