Film fans of all ages are being invited to wrap up warm for a thrilling new way to enjoy cinema in Bradford City of Film, as the UK’s largest outdoor inflatable cinema screen comes to City Park Bradford! Bradford City of Film, in partnership with City Park Events and the National Media Museum, present the hauntingly brilliant animation Coraline ahead of the 19th Bradford Animation Festival, which returns to the National Media Museum from 13th – 17thNovember 2012.
Coraline will screen alongside a selection of animated shorts in a FREE event, on Saturday 27th October 2012 between 6.30pm and 9.30pm
Coraline, written and directed by Henry Selick and produced by LAIKA, follows the adventures of a frustrated young girl as she steps through a mysterious door only to discover the sinister secrets of another world. The eerie, yet humorous tale, which screens just a few days before Halloween, has been selected for its stunning stop motion animation sequences and capacity for appealing to film fans of all ages.
The big screen event anticipates the attendance of LAIKA, US creators of Coraline, at the Bradford Animation Festival (BAF) this November, where they will present a behind the scenes look at the making of current box office favourite ParaNorman. LAIKA headline this year’s exciting edition of BAF, which celebrates the best in new animation from around the world, alongside Aardman Animations, the Bristol based studio behind the much loved Wallace and Gromit series and The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists.
BAF Kids, a strand of the Bradford Animation Festival, offers families the chance to catch the latest animated films from around the globe, alongside an inspiring selection of screenings from up and coming young animators. The programme also includes a series of fun and creative workshops, with highlights this year such as The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists: Animation Stations, featuring an opportunity to following in the footsteps of Aardman by creating clay characters and a mini animated adventure. This year BAF Game also offers young gaming fans the opportunity to experiment with computer programming and papercraft videogame modelling in a warm up weekend scheduled for 10 th – 11 th November.
City Park is a high-quality, six-acre public space in the heart of Bradford which contains the largest man-made water feature in any UK city.
City Park, Bradford, BD1 1HY
Top image © Tim Pearce, courtesy of Cambridge Film Projects