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The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales

Le grand méchant renard et autres contes...

2017, Patrick Imbert and Benjamin Renner, France/Belgium, 83 min.

Show Times

  • Fri, Oct 19th 4:00pm
  • Fri, Oct 19th 6:00pm
  • Sat, Oct 20th 4:45pm
  • Sun, Oct 21st 3:15pm
  • Mon, Oct 22nd 6:00pm
  • Tue, Oct 23rd 7:45pm
  • Wed, Oct 24th 6:00pm
  • Thu, Oct 25th 8:15pm
  • Fri, Oct 26th 2:00pm
  • Fri, Oct 26th 6:00pm
  • Sat, Oct 27th 3:00pm
  • Sat, Oct 27th 6:30pm
  • Sun, Oct 28th 1:30pm
  • Sun, Oct 28th 5:00pm
  • Mon, Oct 29th 6:00pm
  • Wed, Oct 31st 6:00pm
  • Thu, Nov 1st 8:15pm
Chicago premiere!

"Utterly beguiling…deliriously entertaining." - Matthew Turner, The List

"Wacky, heartwarming and wise…equal parts Tex Avery and Dr. Seuss, with a bit of Adult Swim thrown into the mix." - Jordan Mintzer, Hollywood Reporter

Two of the makers of Oscar-nominated ERNEST & CELESTINE team up for an endearingly goofy 2-D animated romp hosted by a wily wide-eyed fox, who invites his audience behind the makeshift curtain for a three-part production of barnyard theater. A hoot for the whole family, with enough satire and pop culture references to engage the adults and enough slapstick to keep everybody in stitches, this set of tales boasts an all-animal cast with some winningly human foibles and fears. In the zany, fast-paced "A Baby to Deliver," a stork feigns a broken wing and leaves it to the clueless combo of Pig, Rabbit, and Duck to deliver a bundled baby girl, but a wrong turn lands them in China. The Fox, neither as big or as bad as he thinks, is faced with a fitting dilemma in "The Big Bad Fox," when the eggs he steals hatch and the rambunctious chicks imprint on him as their parent. In "A Perfect Christmas," the animals hustle to replace Santa Claus after a farmyard stunt goes disastrously awry. In English, or in French with English subtitles, at indicated times. DCP digital. (BS)

Fri., 10/19 at 4 pm — Sat., 10/20 at 4:45 pm — Mon., 10/22 at 6 pm — Thu., 10/25 at 8:15 pm — Fri., 10/26 at 6 pm — Sat., 10/27 at 3 pm — Sun., 10/28 at 5 pm — Mon., 10/29 at 6 pm — Thu., 11/1 at 8:15 pm

Fri., 10/19 at 6 pm — Sun., 10/21 at 3:15 pm — Tue., 10/23 at 7:45 pm — Wed., 10/24 at 6 pm — Fri., 10/26 at 2 pm — Sat., 10/27 at 6:30 pm — Sun., 10/28 at 1:30 pm — Wed., 10/31 at 6 pm

The Wednesday, October 31 screening is a family-friendly Movie Club event facilitated by Chicago-based independent animator artist and DePaul animation instructor Lisa Barcy.

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