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“Beat the Heat $2 Days at the Athena” presents Fantastic Mr. Fox

Director: Wes Anderson
Writer(s): Roald Dahl
Cast: George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Owen Wilson
Awards: Nominated for Academy Award and Golden Globe for Best Animation
Running Time: 87 Minutes
Rating: PG

A wily fox uses his formidable cunning to outsmart three feeble-minded farmers, who resort to extreme tactics to protect their chickens in director Wes Anderson’s animated adaptation of the popular Roald Dahl children’s book. For 12 years, Mr. and Mrs. Fox (voices of George Clooney and Meryl Streep) have lived a peaceful life in the wilderness with their son, Ash (voice of Jason Schwartzman). Shortly after their young nephew Kristofferson (voice of Eric Anderson) arrives for a visit, Mr. Fox’s long-suppressed animal instincts begin to take over and the faithful family man resorts back to his old ways as a cunning chicken thief, endangering not only his family but the entire animal community as well. When evil farmers Boggis, Bunce, and Bean force the animals underground in a desperate attempt to capture the audacious Mr. Fox, dwindling food supplies force the frightened animals to band together in one last attempt to fight for the land that is rightfully theirs. Bill Murray, Michael Gambon, Willem Dafoe, and Owen Wilson provide additional voices.

“A boisterous and magnificent treat.”-Laremy Legel, Film.com

“The most fantastic thing about Mr. Fox is the way he shows that while our flaws can bring us down, sometimes, too, we triumph in spite of them and because of them.”-Nancy Churin, Dallas Morning News

Show Times: Playing on July 27th at 3:00 ONE TIME ONLY Part of the Beat the Heat $2 Days at the Athena Proceeds benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Athens Admission is suggested minimum donation of $2 Free popcorn courtesy of the Athena and Shagbark Seed and Mill