• Wallace and Gromit

Are you looking for someplace good to take your kids? Well, the very best place to take your kids is away from me. The second best is probably the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival, which opens Friday and runs through Sunday, November 4, with most shows at Facets Cinematheque. Our sidebar notes some programs that might interest grown-ups, like the ones featuring guests from Aardman Animations (Chicken Run, the Wallace and Gromit shorts) and Laika, Inc. (Coraline, ParaNorman).