For its Movies by Moonlight in the Garden series, the San Antonio Botanical Garden will host an interesting double screening of last year’s Oscar-nominated Disney animated film. Encanto and the classic 1986 horror-comedy Little Shop of Horrors.
Both movies are fantastic, but we’re not sure how a four-year-old is going to react listening to “We’re Not Talking About Bruno” one minute and then watching a carnivorous plant devour human flesh another. Before we depart, we suggest that you stay only Encanto if your little ones are easily spooked by man-eating monsters or sadistic dentists.
Stay away from candy, kids. In Encantoa Colombian teenager realizes that she is the only one who can save her family’s “miracle” despite not having any magical powers herself.
When the Running spoke to Stephanie Beatriz, the actress who plays lead character Maribel Madrigal, last year, she talked about the kind of special power she wished she had as a child. “I think when I was 5 I wanted to disappear,” Beatriz said.
Maybe Beatriz will get that wish if she ever meets the voracious plant Audrey II. Feed me, Seymour!
$15-$20, 6 p.m. Friday, March 11, San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place, (210) 536-1400, sabot.org.
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