Action, Adventure, Animation, Family

Retro Film Series presents

The Iron Giant & The Rocketeer

  • Fri, Mar 8
    • 7:00pm - Cinema One
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Brad Bird’s THE IRON GIANT: 25th Anniversary
(PG, 1999, 86 min)

In this animated adaptation of a Cold War fable, a giant alien robot (Vin Diesel) crash-lands near the small town of Rockwell, Maine, in 1957. Exploring the area, a local 9-year-old boy, Hogarth, discovers the robot, and soon forms an unlikely friendship with him. When a paranoid government agent becomes determined to destroy the robot, Hogarth and beatnik Dean McCoppin (Harry Connick Jr.) must do what they can to save the misunderstood machine.

Followed by:

Joe Johnston’s THE ROCKETEER
(PG, 1991, 108 min)

The discovery of a top-secret jetpack hurls test pilot Cliff Secord (Billy Campbell) into a daring adventure of mystery, suspense, and intrigue! Cliff encounters an assortment of ruthless villains, led by a Hollywood screen star who’s a secret Nazi spy (Timothy Dalton). With the help of his actress girlfriend (Jennifer Connelly), the young pilot battles enormous odds to defeat his foes who are anxious to use the device in an evil plan to rule the world! “The Rocketeer” is based on a comic character created by Dave Stevens.