As part of our UNRENTABLE series, the Movie Nights is pleased to show this unavailable arthouse classic.
Former circus performer Jaco Van Dormael made his feature-film directing bow with the Belgian/French/German coproduction Toto Le Héros (Toto the Hero). The title character is a fictional supersecret agent, idolized by a young boy named Thomas who aspires to become Toto when he grows up. Thanks to a kaleidoscope of flashbacks and flashforwards, we know that his real fate is far different. The film hopscotches between the Three Ages of Thomas: wide-eyed youngster, mediocrity-mired adult, bitter old man, forever jealous of his wealthy boyhood friend Alfred, fantasizing that he and his chum were switched at birth. A delightful art-house hit from 1991, now all but forgotten. (French with English subtitles)
A stunning tale that combines mystery, fantasy, drama, action, comedy, and a little bit of everything else, Toto The Hero (Toto le Hero) is one of those films that’s kept me coming back again and again, because I get a little more out of it with every viewing. – Austin Chronicle
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The Nueva Onda Movie Nights is a FREE, fan- and mister-cooled monthly movie screening held rain-or-shine, 8 pm, on the covered patio at Nueva Onda restaurant, 2218 College, just northwest of Oltorf and S. Congress. Our volunteers show award-winning indie shorts, docs, and features from around the world. Find out more about us at nuevaaustin.com! Limited menu of nachos, cookies, popcorn, and drinks. NOMN is BYOB. Schedule subject to change.