9:00pm - Monday, Mar 27, 2023
It’s “Bambi meets Apocalypse Now” in this provocative and strangely beautiful horror comedy from acclaimed filmmaker and illustrator Alberto Vazquez (BIRDBOY: THE FORGOTTEN CHILDREN), who uses its outrageous candy-colored premise to explore religious zealotry, the tortured legacies of military fascism, and the depths of the soul. A favourite among critics and screened at animation and genre festivals around the world, UNICORN WARS also won the 2023 Goya award (Spain's equivalent of the Oscars) for Best Animated Feature.
For ages, teddy bears have been locked in an ancestral war against their sworn enemy, the unicorns, with the promise that victory will complete the prophecy and usher in a new era. Aggressive, confident teddy bear Bluey and his sensitive, withdrawn brother Tubby could not be more different. As the rigors and humiliation of teddy bear bootcamp turn to the psychedelic horrors of a combat tour in the Magic Forest, their complicated history and increasingly strained relationship will come to determine the fate of the entire war.
Monday, March 27
Doors 8:30 pm | Movie 9:00 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
UNICORN WARS (Alberto Vázquez, 2022 / 80 minutes / Spanish with English subtitles) War-hungry teddy bears journey from bootcamp to the psychedelic terrors of the Magic Forest in this darkly beautiful horror animation.
*Must be 19+ w/ID for entry.
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