NACOGDOCHES, Texas – The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art and the Friends of the Visual Arts will present a free, one-night screening of the feature film “The Book of Life” at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.
From producer Guillermo del Toro and director Jorge Gutierrez comes the animated comedy “The Book of Life,” which chronicles the journey of Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart. Before choosing which path to follow, he embarks on an incredible adventure that spans three fantastical worlds where he must face his greatest fears. Rich with a fresh take on pop music favorites, “The Book of Life” encourages us to celebrate the past while looking forward to the future, according to the description at imdb.com.
The film features the voices of Diego Luna, Zoe Saldana, Channing Tatum, Christina Applegate, Ice Cube, Hector Elizondo and other Hollywood A-listers. Nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature Film, “The Book of Life” is rated PG for mild action, rude humor, some thematic elements and brief scary images.
“The Book of Life” screening kicks off Nacogdoches’ Dia de los Muertos Fiesta. The main event is from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, in downtown. East Main Street will be closed for the first time for the fiesta, and there will be an additional outdoor performance stage near the Cole Art Center.
This screening is part of the School of Art’s monthly Friday Film Series and is sponsored in part by William Arscott, Nacogdoches Film Festival, Karon Gillespie, Mike Mollot, David Kulhavy, John and Kristen Heath, Galleria Z, Jill Carrington, Jean Stephens, Jim and Mary Neal, Richard Orton and the Nacogdoches Junior Forum.
The Cole Art Center is located at 329 E. Main St. For more information, call (936) 468-1131.