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Directed by Chris Butler, Sam Fell

United States 2012 92 mins. In English

Eleven-year-old Norman can see and speak with the dead, including his beloved grandmother. Most days, he prefers their company to that of his flustered father, spacey mother, and deeply superficial older sister. Norman is unexpectedly contacted by his odd uncle Prenderghast, who floors him with the revelation that a centuries-old witch’s curse is about to come true, and that only Norman can stop it from harming the townspeople. Once a septet of zombies suddenly rises from their graves, Norman bravely summons up all that makes a hero—courage and compassion—as he finds his paranormal activities pushed to their otherworldly limits. Academy Award nominee for Best Animated Film.



The Northwest Film Center recognizes and honors the Indigenous peoples of this region on whose ancestral lands the museum now stands. These include the Willamette Tumwater, Clackamas, Kathlemet, Molalla, Multnomah and Watlala Chinook Peoples and the Tualatin Kalapuya who today are part of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, and many other Native communities who made their homes along the Columbia River. We also want to recognize that Portland today is a community of many diverse Native peoples who continue to live and work here. We respectfully acknowledge and honor all Indigenous communities—past, present, future—and are grateful for their ongoing and vibrant presence.