On Monday, March 13, the Cane Fire Film Series screens the animated coming of age film My Life As a Zucchini at 7:30 p.m. at the Acadiana Center for the Arts in Downtown Lafayette.
After his mother's sudden death, Zucchini is befriended by a police officer, Raymond, who accompanies him to his new foster home, filled with other orphans his age. At first he struggles to find his place in this at times strange and hostile environment. But with Raymond's help and his newfound friends, Zucchini eventually learns to trust and love, as he searches for a new family of his own.
Brought to life through striking character designs and expressive stop-motion animation, the story soars with laughter, sorrow, and joy, and stands as a testament to the resilience of the human heart. Beginning with its debut at Cannes, the film has stirred up an overwhelming response on the festival circuit, taking home top jury and audience prizes at Annecy, Melbourne and Angoulême, as it prepares to melt hearts in North America with its premiere at Toronto.
The Cane Fire Film Series screens My Life As a Zucchini on Monday, March 13 starting at 7:30 p.m. at the AcA in Downtown Lafayette. Tickets are $12. For more information, visit AcadianaCenterfortheArts.org.