The Annie Award nominated The Rabbi’s Cat is getting its “real” LA, SF and San Diego theatrical release this month. I urge you all to see it (especially in 3D). It’s a beautiful adaptation of an acclaimed graphic novel by Joann Sfar.

The film will will be playing at multiple theaters, with one 3D option for the die-hards, starting January 18th. In San Francisco it will be at the Landmark Embarcadero and the Smith Rafael Film Center. In San Diego the film will play at the Landmark Hillcrest. In Los Angeles The Rabbi’s Cat opens at the Downtown Independent (in 3D), the Laemmle Music Hall (on Wilshire), Laemmle Playhouse in Pasadena and Laemmle’s Town Center in Encino.

The Rabbi’s Cat tells the story of a rabbi and his talking cat – “a sharp-tongued feline philosopher brimming with scathing humor and a less than pure love for the rabbi’s voluptuous teenage daughter. Set in Algeria in the 1930s, an intersection of Jewish, Arab and French culture.” Co-Director Joann Sfar is an award winning filmmaker and one of France’s most celebrated comic artists.