Allegro Non Troppo + Bonus Classical Music Toons!

A rare 35mm screening of the momentous musical 1976 feature from master Italian animator Bruno Bozzetto! This film, a feature length parody of Disney’s Fantasia, is a masterpiece unto itself. Bozzetto visualizes Ravel’s “Bolero” as an Evolutionary Fantasy, one that supposes life began as germs from a discarded Coke bottle; Vivaldi’s “Concerto in C” is the backdrop of an insect revenge senario; and, Sibelius’ “Valse Triste” is used for a poignant tale of an abandoned house cat. As well, Bozetto also skewers Dvorak and Debussy using full character animation, and the film is framed with zany live action bridging sequences featuring the Woody Allen of Italy, Maurizio Nichetti. Our resident animation historian, Jerry Beck, will begin the program with several classic American cartoon shorts — by Chuck Jones, Bob Clampett and Friz Freleng — that use classical music as their basis. Don’t miss the classiest cartoon show of the year!
Dir. Bruno Bozzetto, 1976, 35mm, 85 min.

Watch our trailer for “Allegro Non Troppo”!