Friday, Nov 11 at 2:30 pm
Dirs. Chris Butler, Sam Fell. 2012, 92 mins. New 4K DCP. With the voices of Kodi Smit-McPhee, Anna Kendrick, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Leslie Mann, Jeff Garlin, Elaine Stritch. Eleven-year-old Norman Babcock (Smit-McPhee) never asked to see the ghosts of dead people in his daily life, but his strange inherited talent is now the only thing standing between the cursed town of Blithe Hollow and an all-out zombie apocalypse. In addition to ghosts and zombies, he’ll also have to take on wily witches and, worst of all, clueless grown-ups. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, ParaNorman was LAIKA Studios’ second feature after Coraline and combines a handmade stop-motion texture with groundbreaking technical innovation. It was the first film to use a 3D color printer to create replacement faces (more than 31,000 face parts!) for its characters. Rated PG, recommended for ages 10+
Be sure to stop by the exhibit LAIKA: Life in Stop Motion to see puppets from ParaNorman and other LAIKA films and to make your own animation!
Tickets: $15 ($11 seniors and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / free for children under 3 and Museum members at the Film Lover and Kids Premium levels and above). Order tickets online. (Members may contact [email protected] with questions regarding online reservations.)