“Gorgeous to watch! Go for the fantasy, stay for the art,” Los Angeles Times

Created from a gobsmacking 500,000 hand-painted frames of animated wonder inspired by Van Gogh, Monet and Cezanne, the second feature from director Jacques-Remy Girard, “Mia and the Migoo,” (2008), is in itself a work of art.

The story focuses on a wild-haired young heroine, Mia, who is pitted against profit-hungry developers in this animated version of David (with a sex change) and Goliath. The future of life on Earth is in the balance.

One night Mia has a premonition. So after saying a few words of parting at her mother’s grave, she sets out on a journey across mountains and jungles to search for her father, who has been trapped in a landslide at a disaster-plagued construction site on a remote tropical lake. In the middle of the lake stands the ancient Tree of Life, watched over by innocent, bumbling forest spirits called the Migoo, who grow and change shape as they please, morphing from small childlike beings to petulant giants. It is the Migoo who have been disrupting the construction to protect this sacred site – and now together with Mia – they join in a fight to find Mia’s father and save the Tree.

Featuring the voice talents of Whoopi Goldberg, John John DiMaggio, Matthew Modine, Wallace Shawn, and James Woods. Total running time: 91 minutes.

Sunday at the Palm is presented by The Telluride Film Festival, The Telluride Foundation and the R1 School District.

Show time is 4 p.m. and the screening is FREE To ALL.

For a preview, watch the trailer:

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