Family Matinee: Trick or Treat
dir. Henry Selick, USA, 2009, DCP, 100min.
Combining the visionary imaginations of two premier fantasists, director Henry Selick (The Nightmare before Christmas) and author Neil Gaiman (Sandman), Coraline is a wondrous and thrilling, fun and suspenseful stop-motion animated adventure - a fairy-tale nightmare steeped in classic storytelling, craftsmanship, and the old-fashioned art of moviemaking magic. In Coraline, a young girl walks through a secret door in her new home and discovers and alternate version of her life - a better version. But when this wondrously off-kilter, fantastical adventure turns dangerous and her "Other" parents try to keep her forever, Coraline must count on her resourcefulness, determination, and bravery to get back home.
Support for IHP's Family Matinee series is provided in part by the Philadelphia Cultural Fund.