(Air Date: Week Of 9/23/88)
"Alice" has been identified by the folks at Roxie Releasing as "militant surrealism". It was one of the San Francisco International Film Festival's rare treats in the spring of 1988, and although it is certainly an unusual adaptation of the Lewis Carroll Wonderland classic, it is not as obsessive and scary as many grownups might have you believe. When we saw it one Palm Sunday with a crowd of Berkeley youngsters, they appeared to relish Alice's adventures as much as we did. None seemed overly disturbed by the imagery, but every child is unique, so do preview this one before you organize a kindergarten birthday party with "Alice" as the centrepiece.
Copyright 1988 Monica Sullivan
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