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- Lee Unkrich, Adrian Molina
- 105 BluRay
This Disney-Pixar animated delight, inspired by Mexico’s Día de Muertos holiday, was a massive international hit and won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. Young Miguel, 12 years old, dreams of becoming an accomplished musician—despite his family’s odd, generations-old ban on music. Miguel idolizes the late, legendary Ernesto de la Cruz, a famous singer Miguel suspects might be a long-lost relative. When magical musical circumstances transport Miguel to the fantastical Land of Dead, he sets out to find his idol, and befriends a charming trickster named Héctor, who helps Miguel discover the hidden story behind his family history. The voice cast includes Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, and, as Miguel, Anthony Gonzalez. The film also won an Oscar for Best Original Song (“Remember Me”).
This event is part of a series of film screenings curated to accompany concert performances at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts. Coco is presented in conjunction with the performance of Locarno at the Chan Centre on Saturday, October 30 at 8:00 pm, just before Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead).