The Iron Giant: Signature Edition

USA 19992015. Dir: Brad Bird. 88 min. DCP

Newly remastered with two additional scenes, the instant-classic debut feature from whiz director Brad Bird (The Incredibles, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol) returns in this special “Signature Edition” to ignite imaginations and swell hearts again! In small-town, Cold War-era America, nine-year-old Hogarth has an extraordinary encounter with a crash-landed, 50-feet-tall robot from outer space (voiced by tough softy Vin Diesel). But Hogarth must keep mum on his unlikely, otherworldly friend — who boasts an appetite for cars, railroads, and TV antennae! — or risk losing him to the fear and paranoia of the grown-up world. “Remarkably unassuming, genuinely playful, and superbly executed, The Iron Giant towers over the cartoon landscape" (J. Hoberman, Village Voice).


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Cinema Sunday films are introduced by Vancouver film history teacher, critic, and intergalactic space pirate Michael van den Bos. In-theatre giveaways courtesy of Cinema Sunday community sponsors Videomatica SalesGolden Age Collectables, and Kidsbooks.

 

REVIEWS

★★★★ "Irresistible simplicity and charm ... A lovely film to revisit."

Guardian | full review

"As entertaining as it's intelligent."

Time Out | full review

"Both a step back and a step forward from the trends of modern animation, it feels like a classic even though it's just out of the box."

LA Times | full review