On its 30th anniversary as a film theatre, the Antonio Elorza Velodrome will host two animated movies and the world premiere of a collective production consisting of twelve portraits of San Sebastian.
Sausage Party is an animated comedy for adults helmed by Conrad Vernon (Madagascar 3) and Greg Tiernan (Thomas & Friends) about supermarket products who learn the truth about their fate and rebel against it. The caustic comedy brought to us by screenwriters Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (Superbad), alongside Kyle Hunter and Ariel Shaffir (The Night Before) features in its original version the vocal talents of a who’s who of today’s comedy stars: Jonah Hill, James Franco, Kristen Wiig, Edward Norton, Paul Rudd and Salma Hayek, in addition to Rogen himself. The film, a US box-office leader since it hit the screens, to be distributed in Spain by Sony Pictures Releasing. The showing will take place on September 20th, precisely thirty years after the space first opened as a film theatre with Oliver Stone’s Salvador.
Storks, whose European premiere will be in San Sebastian, is an animated movie based on the myth of storks and babies… and package deliveries for a global internet giant. This family comedy is directed by Doug Sweetland, among others animator of Toy Story, Cars, Finding Nemo and The Incredibles, and Nicholas Stoller, helmer of Forgetting Sarah Marshall, The Five-Year Engagement and Neighbors, who also penned the screenplay. The voices of the characters in the original version are provided by actors Andy Samberg (Hotel Transylvania 2, presented last year in the Velodrome) and Kelsey Grammer (Cheers, Frasier). Figuring in the version dubbed into Spanish, which will be heard for the first time in the Velodrome on the 18th are José Luis Gil, Belén Cuesta, Juan Ibáñez, Damian Mollá, Christian Gálvez, Almudena Cid and José Corbacho.
The Velodrome will also be the venue on September 21st for the screening of Kalebegiak, the biggest audiovisual undertaking of San Sebastian, European Capital of Culture 2016. This project consisting of twelve tales shot and/or inspired in San Sebastian includes the participation of filmmakers Koldo Almandoz, Asier Altuna, Luiso Berdejo, Daniel Calparsoro, Iñaki Camacho, Las chicas de Pasaik (María Elorza and Maider Fernández Iriarte), Borja Cobeaga, Telmo Esnal, Isabel Herguera, Ekain Irigoyen, Julio Medem, Izibene Oñederra, Gracia Querejeta and Imanol Uribe, accompanied by technical and artistic teams on which hallowed names and newcomers coexist.
The Velodrome will similarly be the setting every morning during the Festival for a screening for children under the agreed programme with schools. This year the young audience will be treated to the Danish animated movie, Albert, directed by Karsten Kiilerich.
And, as usual the venue dubbed by Oliver Stone as the biggest film theatre in the world will host on the 24th a session including a broadcast of the awards gala, screening of the closing film L’Odyssée / The Odyssey and of the film closing Pearls, Arrival, Denis Villeneuve’s latest movie. Completing the screening is a short film created under the Gas Natural Fenosa Cinergía project: Cabra y Oveja (Goat and Sheep), directed by Kike Maíllo with a script by Daniel Sánchez Arévalo.
Twelve short films, twelve portraits of the city of San Sebastian. Historic names and young promises in the field of movies made in Gipuzkoa come together in this film promoted by San Sebastian, European Capital of Culture 2016.
The first computer-animated film for adults follows a sausage leading a group of supermarket products on a quest to discover the truth about their existence and what really happens when they are chosen to leave the grocery store.
Storks deliver babies… or at least they used to. Now they deliver packages for global internet giant Cornerstore.com. Junior, the company’s top delivery stork, is about to be promoted when he accidentally activates the Baby Making Machine, producing an adorable and wholly unauthorized baby girl. Desperate to deliver this bundle of trouble before the boss gets wise, Junior and his friend Tulip, the only human on Stork Mountain, race to make their first-ever baby drop – in a wild and revealing journey that could make more than one family whole and restore the storks’ true mission in the world.