NYICFF: Jack and the Cuckoo Clock Heart (event is expired)
SVA TheatreNeighborhood: Chelsea / Midtown South333 W 23rd St (Btwn 8th Ave & 9th Ave)New York, NY 10011(212) 592-2980
Description:France, Malzieu/ Berla, 2013, 89 min
Recommended Ages: 8 to Adult (In English)
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE - Jack is born on a day so cold that his heart freezes. In its place he is given a mechanical wind-up heart, which comes with some very peculiar rules – the gravest of which is that he is forbidden from falling in love. Yet when a chance encounter with an equally unusual girl sends him on a journey from his native Edinburgh to Andalusia, Jack decides to challenge the rules that govern his very existence.
Nothing in Jack and the Cuckoo Clock Heart is executed on a small scale: sweeping expanses of Andalusian countryside are dotted with extravagant circus towns and snow-covered mountaintop villages; trains get around corners with accordion folding centers; phantasmagoric characters with delicate alabaster skin look like porcelain dolls that would live atop Tim Burton's desk; and every nook and cranny of the film is filled with ghoulish romantic delights. Produced by Luc Besson, who gave us the 2012 opening night A Monster in Paris, this breathtaking gothic musical is the passion project of writer/director/composer Mathias Malzieu, adapted from his best-selling novel and the 2007 concept album from his rock band Dionysos.Dates and times:Saturday, March 22 at 6:30 PMCost:$13Ages: 6 - 18 yearsEvent website:gkids.tv/intheaters.cfm