The 2007 animated fantasy film “Nocturna” plays at the Detroit Film Theatre as part of the DFT Animation Club.
Young Tim lives in an old orphanage, where his days are generally uneventful, but the nights are quite different, as he is afraid of the dark. The light reflected from the stars is the only cure for his fears.
When the other children steal the doorknob to the doors to the window he likes to watch the stars from, Tim is forced to head up to the rooftop to see his favorite star. Once there, he manages to spot it, when suddenly it disappears. When other stars start to disappear, Tim finds himself plunged him into the secret world of Nocturna, inhabited by a vast herd of guardian cats led by a gigantic Cat Shepherd.
During his adventure, Tim also learns the answers to other unusual questions, such as why your hair looks funny in the morning or where the sounds outside your window come from at night. Directors Adrià García and Víctor Maldonado send the viewer into a land full of Alice in Wonderland-like characters and dream-inspired landscapes.
“Nocturna” plays Saturday, April 30 at 4 P.M. Tickets are $5 general admission. Admission is FREE for members of the Detroit Institute of Arts. Just show your membership card at the door. Advanced tickets may be purchased here.