The Iron Giant, Aug 19
“Here is a family movie with a message….not just a cute romp but an involving story that has something to say.” Chicago Sun-Times
A wild and fascinating animated adventure set in small-town, Cold War-era America, The Iron Giant was the first feature by Brad Bird, director of the Pixar hits The Incredibles and Ratatouille. While the rest of the country is watching the skies to catch a glimpse of the Russian satellite Sputnik, nine-year-old Hogarth, a lonely boy with a wild imagination, has a remarkable encounter with another celestial voyager when a gigantic robot from outer space crash-lands near his home! Hogarth finds an unlikely best friend in this fifty-feet-tall alien machine (voiced by Vin Diesel), despite the robot’s appetite for cars, railroad tracks, and TV antennae. But Hogarth must keep his new companion a secret, or risk losing him forever to the fear and paranoia of the grown-up world. A touching tale of friendship and understanding, based on a 1968 children’s book by future British poet laureate Ted Hughes.
Sun, August 19, 1pm – 3pm
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The Iron Giant “is not just a cute romp but an involving story that has something to say” (Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times).
“Here is a family movie with a message….not just a cute romp but an involving story that has something to say.” Chicago Sun-Times | full review
Director: Brad Bird
Voices: Jennifer Aniston, Harry Connick Jr., Vin Diesel, Eli Marienthal, Cloris Leachman