MAILED: Feb. 22, 2001
Yellow Submarine (United Kingdom 1968), an invaluable cultural artifact of the psychedelic 1960s, will screen March 8-11 at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
The International Film Society will present the cartoon fable Thursday through Sunday at 6 and 8:30 p.m. in Davies Theatre.
Directed by George Dunning and designed by Heinz Edelmann, Yellow Submarine features music and songs by The Beatles (otherwise uninvolved in making the film but making a live cameo at the end). The story hurtles on a colorful journey through Pepperland a land that literally could be drained of its color by the invading Blue Meanies.
Critic Roger Ebert called the film a music-based animated film for the ages ... a time capsule from the flower power era, with a graphic look that fuses Peter Max, Rene Magritte and M.C. Escher. To borrow another useful cliche from the 1960s, it blossoms like eye candy on the screen, and with 11 songs by the Beatles it certainly has the best music track of any animated film.
The 85-minute feature is rated G.
Tickets, available at the University Service Center, (715) 836-3727, are $2 for International Film Society members and UW-Eau Claire faculty and staff or $1 for UW-Eau Claire students.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: Feb. 22, 2001