Inspired by Hurricane Katrina, Buster Keaton, The Wizard of Oz, and a love for books, the 15 minute film is nothing short of brilliant. It is about people who love books and the books that return the favor.
The film's popularity spawned a hardcover book, as well as an interactive app. I haven't checked those out yet, but I have shared the film with many other book lovers, including my students. After the viewing we discussed the film's contradictions. It is old-fashioned yet modern, funny yet poignant. It is also an allegory about the power of books.
Take a look. It's more beautiful than any gown.