The Boxtrolls

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The Boxtrolls

w/ Free Kids Activities from 2:00-4:00

Recommended age: 9+

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Set in an old English town called Cheesebridge, a clan of quirky, mischievous creatures called the boxtrolls live below the streets where they have lovingly raised an orphaned human boy named Eggs. When the town’s boxtroll-catcher, Archibald Snatcher (Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley), captures Eggs’ boxtroll guardian, he decides to venture above ground where he meets and teams up with a high spirited girl named Winnifred. Together, they devise a daring plan to save Eggs’ family.

Following our screening of The Boxtrolls, join us upstairs in the Jane Peck Gallery from 2:00-4:00pm for fun, family activities featuring stop motion animation!

The afternoon’s activities include:

Create Your Character — Stop by our character creation station and flex your creative muscles as you craft your own paper or clay creatures. Draw, sculpt, and decorate your designs before you whisk them off to be animated.

Animate a Scene — Bring your carefully constructed characters to life using iPads and the magic of Stop Motion animation. Experience an art-form popularized by such cinema classics as Coraline, Fantastic Mr. Fox, and Wallace and Gromit.

View Student Stories —Come chill at our Student Film Lounge and view some of the best shorts made by JBFC students over the years.

Have Your Red-Carpet Moment— Break out your best pose and take a red-carpet photo! Post it to social media with the hashtag #JBFCKids for a chance to win free tickets and prizes.


Content Advisory: action, some peril, and mild rude humor

Tickets: $11 (members), $16 (nonmembers), $9 (13 and under)

Family Friendly

"It's a world that runs in a parallel universe akin to that of Charles Dickens, with creatively named characters involved in seemingly outlandish adventures in a Victorian-era city where a moral or two plays out in the end"
Mary Houlihan, Chicago Sun-Times
"This kind of stop-motion animation (wittily demonstrated during the end credits) results in wonderfully detailed characters and action"
David Stratton, At the Movies (Australia)

This film is part of the JBFC Kids series.

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