This movie projection is offered exclusively to KAUST community members, and is suitable for the whole family.
Introduce your family to the home and sounds of jazz with Disney's stunning animated fairy tale The Princess and the Frog.
Set largely in the New Orleans’ French Quarter of the 1920s, as well as deep in Louisiana swamps, ‘The Princess and the Frog’ is a twist on the classic ‘Frog Princess’ children novel by E. D. Baker (which is in turn based on the Brothers Grimm fairy tale ‘The Frog Prince’) that introduces the world to Disney's first African-American princess.
This film tells the story of a hardworking waitress named Tiana who dreams of owning her own restaurant. After kissing a prince to reverse a voodoo curse that turned him into a frog, she joins him as a frog, sending them both racing through the swamps in search of a way to return them to human form.
Given the importance of New Orleans to the development of jazz, songwriter and composer Randy Newman (who spent much of his childhood in New Orleans) filled the movie with jazz and later music styles, running the gamut of local musical styles, from jazz to blues and gospel to zydeco.
This movie is part of the Jazz Festival. A short introduction by Marie-Laure Boulot, Director of Enrichment Programs, will precede the screening.
This event is brought to you by the Office of Enrichment Programs in collaboration with Graduate Affairs, the Arts Office, the University Library and Recreation.
This event has limited seating. If you register and cannot make this event, please be sure to 'Unregister' so someone else can take your place.
Marie-Laure Boulot is the manager of Enrichment Programs at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). She sets strategies, oversees program development and positions KAUST’s enrichment programs in Saudi Arabia and in the international landscape. She graduated from Paris Dauphine University where she studied finances and marketing. Marie-Laure joined KAUST as a founding staff member in 2009. Starting with the inaugural 2010 Winter Enrichment Program, Marie-Laure has successfully spearheaded the development and expansion of the University's enrichment programs that expand the minds of not only students but also faculty, staff and community members and in-Kingdom guests.
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