Washington D.C. Premiere
SPIRIT OF THE FOREST (ESPIRITU DEL BOSQUE)
SPIRIT OF THE FOREST (ESPIRITU DEL BOSQUE) (Spain, 2008, 90 min.)
Co-presented by the Embassy of Spain
Washington, D.C. Premiere A powerful businessman intends to build a highway and the ever-evil Mrs. D’Abondo sees her chance to get rid of the forest in this lively animation. Carballo (the Oak Tree) and his companions are in danger, and all the animals that shelter among the trees will have to flee. Yet Furi and Linda, the moles, and Piorno, the mouse, don’t intend to give up easily, nor does Cebolo, a jumpy town mole who has just moved to the forest. In their new adventure, they’ll have the help of the Clan of the Free Cats, spearheaded by the conceited Tiger. Even Huhu and Hoho, the troublemaking flies, decide to lend a helping hand. When they find out what Mrs. D’Abondo is afraid of, Furi hatches a scheme to bring. . . the Spirit of the Forest to life (—film critic Jeremy Wheeler). Directed by David Rubin. Executive Producer, Lucas Mackey.
Discussion with filmmaker Lucas Mackey.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Town Hall Education Arts & Recreation Campus (THEARC) 1901 Mississippi Ave., SE
(METRO: Southern Avenue Station)
FREE. Program is designed for elementary and middle school students. Space is limited for the general public due to attendance by school groups. For more information, please contact the Festival office – firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-342-2564. (Email preferred)
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Mexican Cultural Institute, 2829 16th St., NW
(METRO: Columbia Heights)
FREE, no reservations needed.
Saturday, March 21, 2009
National Geographic Society, Gilbert H. Grosvenor Auditorium
1600 M St., NW
(METRO: Farragut North)
Tickets: $5. For information and to order tickets, please call 202-857-7700, fax your ticket request to 202-857-7747 or purchase tickets online at www.nglive.org.