The Iron Giant
Dir. Brad Bird (1999).
Set at the dawn of the space race and predicated on a sci-fi mythology of sputniks, spooks, and shelter drills, Brad Bird's brilliantly executed first feature suggests the cartoon remake of The Day The Earth Stood Stillthe animation, at once stylized and detailed, jazzy and classic, picks up where Warners and Disney left off in the mid '50s.
Wednesdays-Sundays, 1, 2:50, 4:40, 6:30, 8:20 & 10:10 p.m.; Mon., Dec. 27, 1, 2:50, 4:40, 6:30, 8:20 & 10:10 p.m.; Tue., Dec. 28, 1, 2:50, 4:40, 6:30, 8:20 & 10:10 p.m. Starts: Dec. 22. Continues through Dec. 26, 2010
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