The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Tim Burton has never been about convention, even (and maybe especially) at Christmas. He delivered a very different kind of holiday classic in The Nightmare Before Christmas, a stop-motion animation musical that exemplifies his quirky, dark, and invariably imaginative take on the world.
The Library celebrates Burton’s writing, producing, and directing genius by screening five of his films this month, of course saving Nightmare for Christmas Eve.
Stanley H. Durwood Film Vault
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
December 3 Big Fish (2003; PG-13); 1:30 p.m.
December 10 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007; R); 1:30 p.m.
December 17 Ed Wood (1994; R); 1:30 p.m.
December 24 The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993; PG); 12 p.m.
December 31 Batman Returns (1992; PG-13); 1:30 p.m.