And you wondered what you were going to do Saturday night ….
You’ll be relieved to know the Louisville Film Society is presenting Psyche Movie Night! August 18 at Headliner’s Music Hall.
The event includes a showing of “Fantastic Planet,” as well as performances by both Old Baby and Julie of the Wolves.
Here’s the synopsis for “Fantastic Planet”:
Based on French science fiction novelist Stefan Wul’s Oms en Serie, René Laloux’s “La Planète Sauvage” (its title changed to “Fantastic Planet” for the U.S. release) paints an animated tale of humans kept as domesticated pets by an alien race of blue humanoid giants called Traags. The story takes place on the Traags’ planet Ygam, where we follow our narrator, an Om called Terr, from infancy to adulthood, when he escapes his subjugation with a Traag learning device with which to educate the savage Oms and incite them to revolt. As a French-Czech coproduction, this story had much resonance for its makers as an allegory of Czechoslovakia’s invasion by Soviet troops in the late ’60s, and had to be completed in Paris due to political pressure. While the story does not distinguish itself in the annals of science fiction, the imagination invested in the surreal backdrops, with its eerie creatures and landscapes, does. The animation technique – moving paper cutouts across backgrounds – contributes to the overall feeling of other-worldliness. Fantastic Planet won the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival in 1973.
Doors open at 8 p.m., with the movie beginning at 9.
The bands will perform at 10:30 p.m.
Headliners Music Hall is at 1386 Lexington Rd.