The Nightmare Before Christmas
Part of BACinema’s Ominous October
Tim Burton’s masterpiece may not even be his film, technically, as it was directed by Coraline’s Henry Selick, but it nonetheless stands alongside that household name’s other work in style; quirky, macabre, funny and weirdly retro. It’s also a delightful film for the whole family, as long as you and your kids have a taste for off-kilter storytelling. In an age of national disunity, the story hinges on one major question: can king of Halloweentown Jack Skellington (voices of Chris Sarandon when talking and Danny Elfman when singing) insinuate himself into the Christmas holiday when he stumbles upon Christmastown or will he only cause discord and confusion amongst both communities? Indeed, this film may be more allegorical than we thought it was back in 1993. But that shouldn’t stop the family from getting the best of both worlds in this now-holidays standard, one of the most successful stop-motion animation films ever made.
Color, Animated • 76 Minutes
Wednesday • October 16 at 7:30PM
TICKETS $6 • $5 BAC Members