Washington D.C. Premiere
HELP! I’M A FISH (HJAELP, JEG ER EN FISK)
HELP! I’M A FISH (HJÆLP, JEG ER EN FISK) (Denmark, 2000, 80 min.)
Washington, D.C. Premiere Three children: Fly, a skateboarding mischief-maker, his sweet sister Stella and Chuck, a young genetics scientist, set off on a fishing trip but get caught up in a life-changing adventure in this animated feature film. Cut off from the shore by the incoming tide, the children accidentally stumble across Professor MacKrill’s mysterious laboratory deep in a rocky hideaway. The biologist/chemist professor is convinced that soon most of the world will be under water and has created a potion that turns humans into fish and back again. As the professor shows the boys around his lab, Stella accidentally drinks the potion, mistaking it for lemonade, and is transformed into a starfish. Not realizing that the fish is his sister, Fly throws her into the ocean and she finds herself at the bottom of the sea, scared and alone. Fly and Chuck change themselves into a California line-fish and a jellyfish to search for her and the antidote that will allow them to transform themselves back into humans. Their struggle with a ruthless power-mad pilot-fish against a 48-hour deadline provides an extreme challenge. Directed by Stefan Fjeldmark and Michael Hegner. Produced by Russell Boland, Eberhard Junkersdorf and Anders Mastrup.
Shown with ONCE UPON A TIDE.
Avalon members, $3; Nonmembers, $5
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