A serendipitous discovery of an amazing and touching short animated film.
Inspired, in equal measures, by Hurricane Katrina, Buster Keaton, The Wizard of Oz, and a love for books, The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore is a poignant, humorous allegory about the curative powers of story. (IMDB)
After yesterday’s angst-ridden post regarding certain genre books that I love writing, this brilliant animated film gave me a much-needed shot of comfort. So forget the naysayers. There’s always been – and always will be – more than one way of exploring a gay kid’s coming-of-age.
Now if I could only remind myself about that everyday, I wouldn’t subject myself to so many wasted hours spent gnashing my teeth.