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Saturday MASS (Monthly Animation Screening Series) is an ongoing program screening all of your favorite animated features from around the world. Presented by Quickdraw Animation Society.

==Saturday MASS: August 17 2019 ==
April and the Extraordinary World
8/17/2019 @ 7:00pm

August’s Saturday MASS features April and the Extraordinary World, a film directed by Christian Desmares and Franck Ekinci.

Inspired by the work of French cartoonist Jacques Tardi (creator of Adele Blanc-Sec), April and the Extraordinary World is a science-fiction feature set in an alternate world where humanity’s most important scientists disappear before their key discoveries, and coal and steam still dominate technology.

Among those missing scientists are the parents of April Franklin, and her journey to find out the truth behind the disappearances leads to a globe-trotting adventure with her talking cat Darwin, with hints of Jules Verne, steampunk, Tintin and more.

This film will be screened in the original French with English subtitles.


Our monthly MASS sponsors are Regal Cat Cafe and Alliance Française Calgary Française Calgary, as well as ongoing sponsor NUTV. Follow them on Instagram & Facebook for a chance to win two tickets to this screening, to be announced on their social media soon!

If the cost of purchasing a ticket is a barrier for you, we have partnered with the Calgary Public Library Sun Life Arts + Culture Pass to provide free tickets to low-income folks. Visit https://calgarylibrary.ca/arts-and-culture-pass/ for more information.


From The New York Times:
“… the movie so teems with delightful detail and has such an exuberant sense of play that it feels entirely fresh.”

From Roger Ebert:
“[April and the Extraordinary World] is a joyful, accomplished movie, and something unique…a delightful piece of work. It is a visually fascinating, even captivating film, alternating between incredible, painter-like detail and refreshingly simple hand-drawn lines.”

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