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The Secret of Kells: Beat the Heat $2 Days Summer Family Series

Director: Tomm Moore and Nora Twomey
Writer(s): Tomm Moore and Fabrice Ziolkowski
Cast: Evan McGuire, Brendan Gleeson and Mick Lally
Awards: Academy Award Nominee, Best Animated Feature
Language: Dubbed in English
Running Time: 75 minutes
Rating: NR

Magic, fantasy and Celtic mythology come together in a riot of color and detail that dazzle the eyes in this sweeping story about the power of imagination and faith to carry humanity through dark times. Features the voices of Brendan Gleeson (HARRY POTTER, IN BRUGES), Mick Lally, Evan McGuire and Christen Mooney.

Young Brendan lives in a remote medieval outpost under siege from barbarian raids. But a new life of adventure beckons when a celebrated master illuminator arrives from foreign lands carrying an ancient but unfinished book, brimming with secret wisdom and powers. To help complete the magical book, Brendan has to overcome his deepest fears on a dangerous quest that takes him into the enchanted forest where mythical creatures hide. It is here that he meets the fairy Aisling, a mysterious young wolf-girl, who helps him along the way. But with the barbarians closing in, will Brendan’s determination and artistic vision illuminate the darkness and show that enlightenment is the best fortification against evil?

“Four Stars! Ravishing! Magical! Glorious!”
Los Angeles Times

“Fanciful and captivating! Gorgeous and uplifting!”
USA Today

“Critic’s Pick! Extraordinary! THE SECRET OF KELLS discloses strange new vistas that nonetheless seem to have existed since ancient times.”
– New York Times

“Rapturous! Stunning! A riot of color!”
– Village Voice

“A Visual Feast! Unlike anything I have ever seen before!”
– New York Post

“Pure Inspiration! One of the most beautiful works of animation ever!”
– New York Press

“Four Stars! Enchanting!”
– Time Out New York

“Dazzling! Utterly Charming! A haunting blend of history, fairy tale and pure invention!”
Salon

“A Tour-de-Force! Absolutely luscious to behold!”
– Variety

“Pure Delight! The exquisite art and fairy tale ambience will win over animation fans and children alike.”
Box Office Magazine

Show Times: Playing July 12th at 3:00 p.m., 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.