Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art Hosts Free Outdoor Screening of the Academy Award Nominated “Ernest & Celestine”

EUGENE, Ore. -- (July 24, 2014) –  The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art invites you to a free outdoor screening of the  animated film “Ernest & Celestine” (2013, France, 80 minutes, English version) at the University of Oregon Memorial Quad on Wednesday, August 13, at 8:30 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, family and friends! Free refreshments will be provided.


Based on the classic Belgian book series by Gabrielle Vincent, “Ernest & Celestine” won France's César Award for Best Animated Feature and was nominated for Best Animated Feature at the 86th Academy Awards. “Ernest & Celestine” follows the development of an unusual friendship between a mouse and a bear.


Deep below snowy, cobblestone streets, tucked away in networks of winding subterranean tunnels, lives a civilization of hardworking mice, terrified of the bears that live above ground. Unlike her fellow mice, Celestine is an artist and a dreamer – and when she nearly ends up as breakfast for ursine troubadour Ernest, the two form an unlikely bond. But it isn't long before their friendship is put on trial by their respective bear-fearing and mice-eating communities. Beautifully animated with a charming cast of creatures “Ernest & Celestine” is sure to be a family favorite.


Cosponsored by the Department of Romance Languages, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Summer Session, and Cinema Studies.

About the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

The University of Oregon's Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art is a premier Pacific Northwest museum for exhibitions and collections of historic and contemporary art based in a major university setting. The mission of the museum is to enhance the University of Oregon’s academic mission and to further the appreciation and enjoyment of the visual arts for the general public.  The JSMA features significant collections galleries devoted to art from China, Japan, Korea, America and elsewhere as well as changing special exhibition galleries.  The JSMA is one of six museums in Oregon accredited by the American Association of Museums.


The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art is located on the University of Oregon campus at 1430 Johnson Lane. Museum hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through Sundays. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for senior citizens. Free admission is given to ages 18 and under, JSMA members, college students with ID, and University of Oregon faculty, staff and students. For information, contact the JSMA, 541-346-3027.


About the University of Oregon

The University of Oregon is among the 108 institutions chosen from 4,633 U.S. universities for top-tier designation of "Very High Research Activity" in the 2010 Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The UO also is one of two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of American Universities.


Contact: Debbie Williamson Smith, 541-346-0942,


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