When: March 25-27, 7:30 p.m. 2016
Few filmmakers can shed their adult mindset long enough to depict accurately the way the world appears to a child, but Alê Abreu has no such problems. The Brazilian director's animated film Boy and the World (O Menino e o Mundo) captures both the wonder and the fear that children experience in the world of adults. Young Cuca lives happily with his parents in the Brazilian countryside, but only until his father reluctantly heads to the city to find work. Cuca follows him and discovers a realm of monstrous machinery and noisy cityscapes filled with people that stretch out forever. But there is also music — much of it new and exciting — which accompanies him on his search. Boy and the World is a multi-colored fantasia about family, adventure and hope. The film screens at 7:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday (March 25 to 27) at Webster University's Moore Auditorium (470 East Lockwood Avenue; 314-968-7487 or www.webster.edu/film-series). Tickets are $4 to $6.