This screening includes THE IRON GIANT
- Date and time:
- Sat, June 3, 2023, 1 pm; Free but Ticketed
This endearing film tackles ambitious topics and complex human relationships with a steady hand and beautiful animation.
A Cold War fable gorgeously rendered in animation finds a giant alien robot crash-landing near a small Maine town in 1957. Exploring the area, a local 9-year-old boy discovers the robot and soon forms an unlikely friendship with him. When a paranoid government agent becomes determined to destroy the robot, the boy and an unlikely companion must do what they can to save the misunderstood machine. [86 min; action, sci-fi; English]
"It might be the most empathetic and exhilarating mainstream American animated feature ever made." — Adam Nayman, The Ringer
"The Iron Giant should have been immediately recognized as a near-perfect, classical expression of imagination, combining childlike wonder and adult sophistication." — Armond White, New York Press
"An allegory about power and politics and the danger of allowing either to run roughshod over humanity." — Jeff Strickler, Minneapolis Star Tribune
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