On April 11, New Rochelle Public Library invites families to a screening of Disney’s latest animated film, Moana. The Oscar Award-nominated film follows the story of Moana, the courageous daughter of the chief of a Polynesian tribe. She seeks to follow in the footsteps of her ancestors by traversing the dangerous Oceanic seas. Moana, voiced by Hawaiian actress Auli’i Cravalho, is chosen to find a precious artifact that can save her people from an environmental catastrophe. She teams up with the mighty demigod Maui (Dwayne Johnson) to locate a legendary island. Together, the pair explore uncharted lands and encounter mythological sea creatures. The soundtrack for this family-friendly adventure story includes contributions from Lin-Manuel Miranda, the Tony- and Grammy Award-winning creator of the Broadway musical Hamilton. For more info, visit: nrpl.org.
A version of this article first appeared in the April 2017 issue of ArtsNews, ArtsWestchester’s monthly publication. ArtsNews is distributed throughout Westchester County. A digital copy is also available at artsw.org/artsnews.
Photo caption: (photo courtesy of Disney Animation Studios)