LAIKA Sundays: ParaNorman

ParaNorman (Film Still), Norman has a close scrape with a Zombie. PARANORMAN ©2012, LAIKA, LLC
ParaNorman (Film Still)
Norman has a close scrape with a Zombie. PARANORMAN ©2012, LAIKA, LLC

Join us on the third Sunday of each month between October and January for an immersive and family-friendly day of all things LAIKA Studios. Each Sunday will spotlight one of the four major LAIKA films, with opportunities to meet some of the incredible artists who make the magic happen. Get creative in an animation workshop at the Northwest Film Center, and end your visit by settling in to watch your favorite LAIKA films on the big screen, presented by Northwest Film Center.

December LAIKA Sunday schedule:

10:15 – 10:45 a.m. — LAIKA: An Insider’s Guide to the Exhibition
Meet in the Schnitzer Sculpture Court
Join Mark Shapiro (LAIKA Marketing) for an introduction to the LAIKA exhibition.  He will stick around to answer your questions in the exhibition.

11 – Noon — ParaNorman Featurettes & Short Films
Whitsell Auditorium
Join Mark Shapiro (LAIKA Marketing) for a fun and interactive look behind the scenes of ParaNorman, including featurettes, shorts and commercial content.

11 a.m. – 2 p.m. — Make Your Own Thaumatrope
Stevens Room
Pop in to make a simple optical illusion or “wonder tuner” toy using cardboard, string, and your own twirling hands.

12:15 – 1:15 p.m. — Conversation: ParaNorman: A Personal Story
Whitsell Auditorium
ParaNorman Writer/Director Chris Butler will share never-before-seen visuals and insights from the Oscar-nominated film, released in 2012.  Producer Arianne Sutner will join him on the stage.

12:30 p.m. — Portland Art Museum Docent-Guided Family Tour:  Stories in Art- Connecting LAIKA to the PAM Collection
Meet in the Schnitzer Sculpture Court
Every artwork tells a story. Join a Museum guide for an interactive exploration of the stories told by works in the PAM collection, and in Animating Life: The Art, Science, and Wonder of LAIKA.

1:15-1:45 p.m. — ParaNorman: Puppet Meet & Greet
Whitsell Auditorium-Lobby
Stop by this informal meet-and-greet (and take photos) with puppets from ParaNorman.

2 p.m. — Film Screening: ParaNorman
Whitsell Auditorium
*Film only tickets can be purchased at the NWFC website.

PLEASE NOTE:
Admission: Except where noted, all LAIKA Sunday programs free with Museum admission. The Museum and programs are always free for Members and for youth 17 and under. Tours, panel discussions, and film screening are first come, first served. Please note there may be limited capacity.

Presented in conjunction with Animating Life: The Art, Science, and Wonder of LAIKA, on view October 14, 2017 through May 20, 2018.

This exhibition contains a zoetrope that produces a strobing effect and may trigger visitors with photosensitivity or epilepsy. Staff are happy to direct you to another entrance or answer questions.