Close Shave

Director: Nick Park

Institute History

  • 1996 Sundance Film Festival

Description

This marks the U.S. premiere of the newest endeavor from the Aardman animation gang. For those who don’t know, they have garnered two Academy awards out of four nominations. Their newest film, Close Shave, features the characters from The Wrong Trousers, which won an Oscar in 1993. Wallace’s and Gromit’s business is booming, and love is in the air as Wallace falls for the owner of the local wool shop, the lovely Wendolene Ramsbottom. But Wallace has a new invention, a knit-o-matic machine, and adventure looms: Sheep are being rustled, wool is in short supply, and Wendolene’s malevolent pooch is on the prowl.

— John Cooper

Screening Details

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