Manhattanville Community Day: Double Feature
Dir. Mamoru Hosoda
2022 I Japan I PG, age 10+
Suzu is a shy, everyday teenager living in a rural village. Since losing her mother, she has only been a shadow of herself, but when she enters “U”, a huge virtual world, she escapes into her online persona Belle, a glamorous and globally-beloved singer. When all of U’s eyes are fixed on Belle, her concert is interrupted by a monstrous creature pursued by vigilantes. Suzu embarks on an emotional and epic quest to uncover the identity of this mysterious “beast” and to discover her true self in a world where you can be anyone. Academy Award® nominated-director Mamoru Hosoda and Studio Chizu (Mirai, Wolf Children, and Summer Wars) bring us a fantastical, emotionally powerful story about growing up in the age of social media.
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Dir. Henry Selick
1993 I United States I PG, age 7+
Bored with the same old tricks and treats, Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King of Halloweentown, yearns for something more and soon stumbles upon Christmas Town, ablaze in bright colors and warm spirits. He plots to bring Christmas under his control by kidnapping Santa Claus and taking over the role. A lonely ragdoll, Sally, who loves Jack, tries to foil his misguided plans. When the world responds with horror to Jack’s earnest efforts and cries for the real Santa Claus, Jack realizes his mistake.
SAVE THE DATE! | Manhattanville Community Day Fall 2023
Join us on the Manhattanville campus on October 21, 2023, for a free fun-filled celebration of community! Immerse yourself in the arts through youth programming, indulge in Uptown cuisine with local vendors, have fun with science activities—plus so much more. More Information.