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THE IRON GIANT: SIGNATURE EDITION
January 31, 2016 @ 11:00 am
Sunday, January 31, 2016
Our CALLE CUATRO SUNDAY MATINEE series continues with a special presentation of Warner Bros’ new 2K restoration THE IRON GIANT: SIGNATURE EDITION!
A beloved 1999 animated classic that amazed critics and audiences alike, THE IRON GIANT is director Brad Bird’s timeless adaptation of the 1968 science fiction novel “The Iron Man” by British Poet Laureate Ted Hughes, a restructuring of the classic “boy and his dog” narrative which finds young boy Hogarth (Eli Marienthal) trying to hide his recently discovered giant robot friend (Vin Diesel) from paranoid government agent Kent (Christopher McDonald). After a bump on the head leaves the Iron Giant unable to remember his purpose for being sent to Earth, the film documents his heartwarming growth and gradual understanding of humanity. The Iron Giant ultimately, is a narrative demonstrates that joy can overcome the strength of weaponry; that understanding is more valuable than force.
We thank Warner Bros. for making this new “Signature Edition” – which adds two key scenes to the film which were cut from the original 1999 release – available to our audiences!
Note: whereas our Calle Cuatro Sunday Matinee screenings are traditionally presented in Spanish subtitles, this screening will not feature subtitles as this brand new DCP release is not available with subtitles.
Our Calle Cuatro Sunday Matinee series is a partnership with the Santa Ana Business Council (SABC), presenting family-friendly classic and contemporary films on Sunday mornings at 11am with ticket prices of only $5 for Adults, and $1 for Children 13 and under! Unless otherwise noted, these films are presented with Spanish subtitles, enabling more families in our community to come out and enjoy these films on the big screen! Our Calle Cuatro Sunday Matinee films are opened with classic cartoons, and feature a weekly prize giveaway!
Don’t miss this chance to see The Iron Giant back on the big screen!
“Bird’s movie neither panders to children nor sneers at them, and it beautifully, lucidly captures the giddy adventurousness of childhood.” – Cody Clark, Mr. Showbiz
“Heart and tenderness are rare in cartoon movies. But in an age of frenetic children’s fare, the new animated adventure The Iron Giant dares to show a lot of both, and it comes up a winner.” – Peter Stack, S.F. Chronicle
“One of the best children’s movies in years. Spunky, inventive and filled with life and wonder.” – Shawn Levy, Portland Oregonian