KIDS FIRST! Film FestivalJuly 12, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Mānoa Campus, Art Auditorium
The Boxcar Children â€¢ Ages 5+ â€¢ 83 min.
Animation/U.S./In English. All-star voice talent includes JK Simmons, Martin Sheen, Zach Gordon, Mackenzie Foy, Joey King, and Jadon Sand. True to the book, this tale of family togetherness is based Gertrude Chandler Warnerâ€™s best-selling classic. Four orphaned children, frightened to live with a grandfather they have never met, make a home in an abandoned boxcar in the woods. Gentle and touching, with themes of personal integrity; positive values; making do with what you have; and appreciation of the kindness of friends, family, and strangers. *****
DIRECTOR/PRODUCER DAN CHUBA IN PERSON for a post-film Q&A, with book prizes provided by publisher Albert Whitman & Company. As a founding partner of Hammerhead Productions, Dan has overseen digital visual effects and computer animation on over 100 major motions pictures. His credits include Heaven Is For Real; Godzilla; X-Men, and Fury, starring Brad Pitt. He has produced nine of Hammerheadâ€™s animated feature films. The Boxcar Children is his directorial debut.
Free and open to the public
Outreach College, Mānoa Campus
(808) 956-9883, http://www.summer.hawaii.edu/kidsfirst