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The Red Balloon (Le Ballon Rouge)

  • Starring: Pascal Lamorisse, Wladimir Popof, Paul Perey
  • Director: Albert Lamorisse
  • Genre(s): Family, Fantasy, Short
  • Rating: NR
  • Running Time: 34 min.

A boy makes friends with a seemingly sentient balloon, and it begins to follow him. It follows the boy to school, to the bus, and to church. Boy and balloon play together in the streets of Paris and try to elude a gang of boys that wants to destroy the balloon.

This is a FREE screening

"A beautiful little meditation on childhood, on imagination literally taking flight."
- Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
"As enjoyable for adults who wistfully view scenes of post-war France in all its black and white chicness, as it is for kids."
- Kate Fuscoe, Time Out
"An utterly charming little story."
- Bosley Crowther, New York Times