The Iron Giant: Signature Edition

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Riverside Theatres presents

The Iron Giant: Signature Edition


Venue

Raffertys Theatre

Dates

01 October 2016

Fresh from the 2016 New York Children’s Film Festival, join us these school holidays for a newly remastered and enhanced version of the classic film with additional bonus scenes.

An enormous robot has come from deepest space, crash-landed on Earth, and followed eleven-year-old Hogarth Hughes home. Now, young Hogarth has one big friend and an even bigger problem: How do you keep a secret that’s 50 feet tall? Especially when a paranoid government agent is on the “alien invader’s” trail, bringing with him the full might of the U.S. military to destroy the giant. It all adds up to a rousing adventure that’s part metal, part magic…and all heart.

Directed by Brad Bird (Award-winning director of The Incredibles and Ratatouille) and starring Jennifer Aniston, Harry Connick Jr., Vin Diesel, James Gammon, Cloris Leachman and Christopher McDonald, this award-winning film is not to be missed!

Classification: PG – Mild themes and animated violence, some scenes may scare young children
Distributor:
 Roadshow and PPL

Dates & Times:
Saturday 1 October 2:15pm

Tickets:
Ticket, Popcorn and Drink includes a standard popcorn and Fruit Box popper

Please note, children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times, including performances and workshops. Riverside Theatres is not responsible for the supervision of children.

Awards

1999 – ANNIE – Outstanding Achievement in an Animated Theatrical Feature
1999 – Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Animation
2000 – British Academy of Film and Television Arts Children’s Award for Best Feature Film
2000 – Florida Film Critics Circle Award for Best Animation
2000 – Genesis Award – Feature Film (Animated)
2000 – Las Vegas Film Critics Society – Sierra Award – Best Animated Film

Reviews

Brad Bird’s non-digital animation of the 1968 children’s story has an irresistible simplicity and charm. Full review

Peter Bradshaw –The Guardian

After deliberately disobeying his mother, young Hogarth Hughes wanders into the woods in search of aliens, stumbles across the Iron Giant and rescues it from an electrifying fate. Full review
Bob Smithouser – Plugged In

Perhaps because it has a certain subversive tone, this was overlooked in America; it deserves a bigger audience overseas, where its message as much as its charm will most likely be better received. Full review
Kim Newman – Empire

Ticket Options

Single Tickets $10
Ticket, Popcorn and Drink Package $15
Family Pass (2 Adults, 2 Children) $35
Transaction fees apply
Phone $4.60
Web $3.60
Counter $2.60
Screen $1.65
School Bookings $3.30

Duration

Approximately 1 hour 30 minutes (No interval)


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