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The BoxTrolls Starlight Movie Month screenings to help sick Aussie kids

The BoxTrolls Starlight Movie Month screenings to help sick Aussie kids
Event:        The BoxTrolls (PG) Starlight Family Preview screening
Date:          Sunday, 14 September
Time:          11am nationally
Locations:  Cinemas around Australia
URL:           Find participating cinemas at www.starlightmoviemonth.org.au

 

This week, Starlight Children’s Foundation and Universal Pictures will host national preview screenings of the new stop motion capture animated feature film, The BoxTrolls in an effort to raise much-needed funds to brighten the lives of sick kids.

More than 150 screenings will be held around Australia at selected cinemas on Sunday, 14 September at 11am, ahead of the film’s official release on 26 September.

Tickets are available now at www.starlightmoviemonth.org.au for $11, with $2 from each ticket sale going to Starlight.

The preview events are part of the 21st annual Starlight Movie Month, which will take place throughout September, aiming to raise $500,000 to inspire the imaginations of more than 12,000 sick kids.

From the Laika Studios (“Coraline”, “Paranorman”)and starring the voices of Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Elle Fanning, Sir Ben Kingsley, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and Toni Collette, The BoxTrolls is a comedic fable that unfolds in Cheesebridge, a posh Victorian-era town obsessed with wealth, class, and fine cheeses.

Beneath its charming cobblestone streets dwell the BoxTrolls, an underground cavern-dwelling community of quirky and lovable oddballs who wear recycled cardboard boxes the way turtles wear their shells.

The BoxTrolls star Elle Fanning said: “The BoxTrolls and I are working with Starlight Children’s Foundation to brighten the lives of sick kids and their families. Together with participating cinemas we are donating $2 from every ticket sold to Starlight. Be the first to join in the fun of The BoxTrolls and help us make a difference to the lives of Starlight kids”.

Movies and entertainment are vital forms of positive distraction used every day in Starlight Express Rooms in children's hospitals around the country.

Select cinemas will also feature family-friendly pre-film fun, including Captain Starlight, Starman and Stargirl appearances, balloon-making, face painting and craft activities, and Starlight merchandise available for sale.

Starlight Movie Month wouldn't be possible without the generosity and ongoing support of the Australian movie and entertainment industry, including all major film studios, retailers, rental stores and cinemas.

To locate your nearest participating cinema, purchase tickets and find out more about Starlight Movie Month, go to www.starlightmoviemonth.org.au.

-ENDS-

For more information, please contact:
Sarah Shields, Access PR, sarah@accesspr.com.au | 02 9292 7007 | 0408 283 091
Emma Reyes, Access PR, emmar@accesspr.com.au| 02 9292 7006 | 0424 425 813

For more information specifically on The BoxTrolls, please contact:

Jade Adams, Universal Pictures International Australasia,
jade.adams@nbcuni.com | 02 8274 2937

About Starlight Children's Foundation
Starlight Children's Foundation brightens the lives of seriously ill children and their families, by replacing pain, fear and stress with fun, joy and laughter. Since its establishment in 1988, Starlight has expanded to become the broadest-reaching children’s charity in Australia, supporting sick kids regardless of illness, injury or age. Starlight’s programs are uniquely Australian and exist nowhere else in the world. There is a Starlight Express Room in every children’s hospital nationally and Starlight also supports teens through its Livewire program. Last year, Starlight supported more than 136,000 seriously ill children and teenagers. www.starlight.org.au

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About The Boxtrolls

The Boxtrolls is a comedic fable that unfolds in Cheesebridge, a posh Victorian-era town obsessed with wealth, class and the stinkiest of fine cheeses. Beneath its charming cobblestone streets dwell the Boxtrolls, foul monsters who crawl out of the sewers at night and steal what the townspeople hold most dear: their children and their cheeses. At least that’s the legend residents have always believed. In truth, the Boxtrolls are an underground cavern-dwelling community of quirky and lovable oddballs who wear recycled cardboard boxes the way turtles wear their shells. The Boxtrolls have raised an orphaned human boy, EGGS (voiced by Isaac Hempstead-Wright), since infancy as one of their dumpster-diving and mechanical junk-collecting own. When the Boxtrolls are targeted by a villainous pest exterminator ARCHIBALD SNATCHER (Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley) who is bent on eradicating them as his ticket to Cheesebridge society, the kind-hearted band of tinkerers must turn to their adopted charge and an adventurous rich girl WINNIE (Elle Fanning) to bridge two worlds amidst the winds of change – and cheese. See it in 2D and 3D.

http://www.theboxtrolls.com.au/

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