EPL winter break family films: The Polar Express

Thursday, Dec. 26, 2:00 p.m., Children’s Room, Evanston Public Library

This magical holiday tale tells of a young boy who still wants to believe in Santa even though his friends have “grown out of it.” His faith is rewarded when a steam train pulls up to his house and escorts him to the North Pole to meet Santa. The cutting-edge “motion capture process” used to film this story allows the real life actors to drive the emotions and movements of the animated characters. 2004

Running time: 99 minutes

Rated: G

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