Tuesdays at the IMRC: FREE screening of “Fantastic Planet”
On Tuesday, April 5 at 7p.m. the IMRC will host a free and public screening of Fantastic Planet as a part of Tuesday’s at the IMRC, the UMaine Intermedia MFA program’s visiting artist lecture series.
Fantastic Planet is a 1973 cutout stop motion science fiction film by French writer and artist René Laloux. The animated epic that is by turns surreal and lovely, fantastic and graceful, can be seen as allegorical of the relationship between various groups of humans, as well as between humans and animals, drawing on the themes of racism and speciesism. Fantastic Planet is recognizable for its dreamy, psychedelic imagery, that is backed by a soundtrack composed by Alain Goraguer.
Tuesdays at the IMRC is sponsored by the UMaine Intermedia MFA and New Media Departments, the UMaine Cultural Affairs/Distinguished Lecture Series, the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and the Correll Professorship in New Media. Visit www.intermediamfa.org for more information.
Opened in 2013, the IMRC Center is a hub for learning, creating and producing. It is the most recent of the portfolio of the University of Maine’s facilities that support innovation and economic development. The IMRC Center is supported by a range of expert instructors and a community of collaborators. Visit www.intermediamfa.org/, where you can find information on the facility, programs and events.