FAMILY FRIGHT MATINEES
Screening Oct 22, 2022
Saturday, October 22, 2022, FACETS presents two stop-motion films from Laika Studios, ParaNorman (2012) at 2:00 pm and Coraline (2009) at 4:00 pm.
To get ready for FACETS’ 39th Annual Chicago International Children’s Film Festival, which runs this November 4-20, we’re bringing back two spooky, now-classic stop-motion films for the Halloween-themed double feature, CICFF Presents: Family Fright Matinees.
Joining the ranks of acclaimed (and spooky) stop-motion family films like Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) and Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005), Laika Studios’ ParaNorman and Coraline are beloved by children, adults, and the connoisseurs of the strange, dark, and mysterious. Celebrating it’s 10-year anniversary, ParaNorman bursts with dark atmosphere as a 11-year-old boy with the power to see the dead must fight through an all-out zombie apocalypse. Staring Dakota Fanning and from the director of James and the Giant Peach (1996), Coraline is a beautifully animated, nightmarish fairy tale about a girl who gets trapped in an alternate version of her family’s home.
Get your Halloween costumes ready, grab the whole family, and come on down to FACETS for some of the best, unexpected family horror fare around.
This double feature is programmed by Deidre Searcy, FACETS Festival Programmer.
ParaNorman – Oct 22 @ 2:00 pm
Coraline – Oct 22 @ 4:00 pm