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Indie-Mation Club Week 10: ‘A Town Called Panic’

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Stéphane Aubier’s and Vincent Patar’s 2009 Belgian animation, A Town Called Panic, is an odd little film. It renders stop-motion animation in a hyper-active, manic way unlike any other film you are likely to see.

The main characters of Cowboy, Indian, and Horse (whose action toy design is as simple and childlike as their names suggest) jerk around the screen at an alarming rate with no concern for realism. This is a film of utter lunacy and absurdity. To describe the ‘plot’ would neither do it justice, nor be particularly relevant; so much of its comic power comes from scoffing in bewilderment at what you are viewing.

You’ll want to see this, simply because there’s nothing quite like it! Check it out this weekend for the Indie-mation Club, and we will have a review on Monday.

Edited by: Kelly Conley

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  • Dave 52

    One of my favorites! I just love and really appreciate the energy and anarchy of this movie. It really gave me a lot of Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs and The LEGO Movie vibes because it keeps throwing all these types of jokes and visual gags at you without stopping. There is also some Sponge Out of Water moments because the movie it keeps getting crazier and crazier and throws you into all these different directions and your laughing of how absurd everything is.