Sadly, Lamorisse's own story ended in tragedy: He was killed in a helicopter crash over Tehran while shooting a documentary titled The Lovers' Wind. His widow finished the movie, and Lamorisse was nominated for his second Oscar he'd already won one for the Red Balloon screenplay posthumously in 1970.
Starting tonight and running through Thursday, December 27, Starz FilmCenter in the Tivoli will present newly restored 35mm versions of The Red Balloon and White Mane. For showtimes and tickets, go to www.denverfilm.org or call 303-595-3456.
Dec. 21-27, 2007