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Movie buffs, Francophiles, fans of Prairie Home Companion and those who wish to escape to Paris.
This film is rated PG-13.
Be transported to 1920s Paris and Le Jazz Hot as composer-conductor Benoît Charest leads Le Terrible Orchestre de Belleville in a live performance of his original score during a screening of Sylvain Chomet's beloved animated film.
"Extraordinary! A bracing blend of silliness and sophistication. It's comic, touching and a visual knockout."
Kidnapped by mysterious, square-shouldered henchmen, a Tour de France cyclist named Champion is spirited across the ocean to the teeming metropolis of Belleville. His near-sighted grandmother and faithful dog follow his trail and are taken in by a trio of eccentric Jazz-Era divas. The motley sleuths follow the clues to an underground speakeasy, where they entertain the crowd and now the chase is on!
This beloved animated film is screened as composer Benoît Charest leads Le Terrible Orchestre de Belleville in the live performance of his original score for the film, including his Academy Award-nominated best song. In the spirit of the film, Le Terrible Orchestre de Belleville transports audiences to the exciting streets of 1920s Paris and Le Jazz Hot.