Our series of 20th Anniversary screenings of some of 1999’s most iconic films continues with The Iron Giant!
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.
Directed by Brad Bird | 1999 | 86 minutes | Rated PG
Saturday, January 19 – 4:15pm, 6pm
Sunday, January 20 – 12pm, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm
“One of the best children’s movies in years. Spunky, inventive and filled with life and wonder.” – Shawn Levy, Portland Oregonian
“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