Irish Film Institute -IFI FAMILY: PARANORMAN


11-year-old Norman sees dead people! But only those who will help him save his spooky old town from a centuries old curse.

LAIKA Animation created something endearing and wonderful with the misunderstood boy of Blithe Hollow in this beautiful blend of stop motion and CGI. New England Norman is a bit of a loner who sees dead people, including his granny, who he talks to regularly in the living room. His parents worry about him and then his estranged Uncle John steps in to warn him of the imminent arrival of a crowd of zombies.

With his new friend Neil, and a few other odd-ball characters, Norman sets about to defend Blithe Hollow and in the meantime learns a few truths about the place.


Before the show, join artist and IFI Education Officer Amy Louise O’Callaghan in the IFI Foyer, and get Halloween started with a scare! Amy will show you how to craft your own zombie mask! Come early for the chance to create your ghoulish new look.

Please note: Booking for Workshop is essential as places are limited. Priority for seating and materials will be given to children attending with tickets only. Following latest Government guidelines, individual craft materials will be provided.

In association with Samhain Family Festival (proudly supported by the BAI, UNESCO City of Literature and the Arts Council) and GAZE LGBTQ+ Film festival.

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