The whole family will love seeing this mix of cartoons and live actors light up the screen of the gorgeous Los Angeles Theatre!
Saturday, June 16
The Los Angeles Theatre
615 S. Broadway, Downtown L.A.
Join us at the gorgeous Los Angeles Theatre and enjoy this 1988 classic on the big screen as part of the Los Angeles Conservancy’s Last Remaining Seats film series. Arrive at 1:00pm and enjoy live barbershop quartet entertainment!
Actress Joanna Cassidy and associate producer Don Hahn will be on stage to introduce the film.
About the Film
This 1988 recent classic is a film noir-style detective movie where it just so happens that half the characters are played by live action people, with the other half animated cartoons.
Private detective Eddie Valiant (Bob Hoskins) has distrusted “toons” since his brother (and former partner) was killed by a toon. He vows never to work for toons again but suddenly finds himself wrapped up in a murder case where toon actor Roger Rabbit is the prime suspect.
The victim is Marvin Acme, owner of both Acme Corporation and Toontown, the cartoon-only world where the toons live. Acme’s will is missing, and the entire future of Toontown is at stake: rumor has it that his will stipulates that ownership of Toontown should go to the toons, but unless it is found, the construction of a new freeway will wipe out Toontown.
The whole family will enjoy Who Framed Roger Rabbit – it employs all the twists of a classic 1940s film noir, but the fun juxtaposition of cartoons provides comic relief.