Song of the Sea

Saturday, May 9 at 3:30pm  |  $8  |

A little girl who can turn into a seal goes on an adventure with her brother to save the spirit world and other magical beings like her.

When Saoirse and Ben's mother mysteriously disappears into the ocean, the two children go on an epic journey to find out the truth about her, and in the process, discover mystical secrets about both their mother and Saoirse herself. The film takes inspiration from the mythological Selkies of Irish folklore, who live as seals in the sea but become humans on land. Directed by Tomm Moore (The Secret of Kells), Song of the Sea received a 2014 Academy Award® nomination for Best Animated Feature Film.

“One of the most blissfully beautiful animated films ever made. [...] The product of a miraculously unique brand of animated alchemy, Tomm Moore’s follow-up to the Academy Award®-nominated The Secret of Kells is an even more stunning work of art. Resembling rustic watercolor paintings enhanced with movement, there is an artisanal quality to every frame. Song of the Sea should remind everyone why animation, when done as flawlessly as it is here, is such an incredible medium. Color, form and fluid motion delivered in an unforgettable style that’s at the service of a similarly compelling story. With only two animated features under his belt, it’s clear that a few years from now -- sooner rather than later -- we will be talking about Tomm Moore with the same reverence and adoration as we do now about Miyazaki. Here is a new master animator on his way to becoming legendary in his own right.” -- Carlos Aguilar, Indiewire


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Saturday, May 9