French Institute Alliance Française’s essential festival returns with a surplus of US premieres and a series paying tribute to Paul Grimault, one of France’s most accomplished animators.
Christopher Lee Inoa
Christopher Lee Inoa is a freelance reporter, and critic specializing in film and animation. His work has appeared on The Film Stage, Fandor, Birth.Movies.Death, Syfy Wire, and Polygon. He has a Masters in Journalism from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and a Bachelor's in Film Studies from CUNY Brooklyn College.
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