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LAIKA Hosting Free Day-Long Retrospective October 27 at LA’s Landmark

Special event features screenings of their complete film library, Q & A’s, exhibition of puppets and dioramas.

HILLSBORO, OR & LOS ANGELES -- LAIKA will present a day-long retrospective of its films, Coraline (2009), ParaNorman (2012), The Boxtrolls (2014), Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) and Missing Link (2019) at The Landmark in Los Angeles on Sunday, October 27th.  Admission is free. LAIKA will also host an exhibition of the films’ puppets and dioramas in the Landmark lobby. The Landmark is located at 10850 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064. 

LAIKA president & CEO, Travis Knight, director of Kubo and the Two Strings, will introduce the film’s screening and participate in a Q&A afterwards. Writer/Director Chris Butler will do a Q&A after the screening of Missing Link

Here is a complete schedule:

10:30 am - Kubo and the Two Strings (Introduction by and post screening Q&A with LAIKA President & CEO Travis Knight, director of Kubo and Bumblebee.)

Kubo and the Two Strings is the story of a young boy named Kubo, who must locate a magical suit of armor worn by his late father in order to defeat a vengeful spirit from the past. The international voice cast includes Charlize Theron, Matthew McConaughey, Art Parkinson and George Takei. Winner of the BAFTA Award, Kubo was also nominated for the Golden Globe and two Oscars: Animated Film and VFX.  LAIKA was awarded a Scientific and Technology Oscar for its innovation in rapid prototyping after the release film’s release.

1:15 pm - Missing Link (Post screening Q&A with Chris Butler, writer/director of Missing Link and ParaNorman).  

Mr. Link, (aka “Bigfoot”) recruits explorer Sir Lionel Frost to help find his long-lost relatives in the fabled valley of Shangri-La. Along with adventurer Adelina Fortnight, this trio of explorers travels the world to help their new friend. Hugh Jackman, Zoe Saldana and Zach Galifianakis head an international voice cast.

4:00 pm - ParaNorman  

A misunderstood boy takes on ghosts, zombies and grown-ups to save his town from a centuries-old curse. Kodi Smit-McPhee, Anna Kendrick, Casey Affleck and Leslie Mann lead the voice cast. Nominated for the Oscar and BAFTA as well as a GLAAD Media Award.

6:15 pm - Coraline:  

An adventurous 11-year-old girl finds another world that is a strangely idealized version of her frustrating home, but it has sinister secrets. Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher and Ian McShane lead the voice cast. AFI’s Movie of the Year, Coraline was nominated for the Oscar, the Golden Globe, the BAFTA and won “Best Feature” at the BAFTA Children’s awards.

8:45 pm - The Boxtrolls 

A young orphaned boy raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors tries to save his friends from an evil exterminator. Elle Fanning, Ben Kingsley, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost lead the cast. Nominated for an Academy Award, the BAFTA and Golden Globe.  

More information about free tickets is available at the Laika retrospective’s website.

Source: Laika