Don’t Miss This FREE Summer Outdoor Screening of the Animated Cult Classic!
Bring your blankets, lawn chairs & movie snacks! Free popcorn provided!
[In case of inclement weather, the screening will be held INSIDE the Morey School]
Screened in Commemoration of National Night Out in Lowell in partnership with the Lower Highlands Neighborhood Group, Lowell Alliance for Families & Neighborhoods, and the Lowell Film Collaborative with additional support from Chelmsford Telemedia!
ABOUT THIS GREAT FILM: In October of 1957, America had plenty to be worried about. Rock ’n’ roll. Television. The bomb. And on the fourth day of that month, the Soviets successfully launched the first manmade satellite, Sputnik, into orbit. The space race had officially begun. The Cold War just got colder. People were unsure about their neighbors, even questioning their friends.
In the small town of Rockwell, Maine, Annie Hughes is just worried about putting supper on the table for herself and her nine-year-old son, Hogarth. A single mother holding down a job at the local diner, Annie has her hands full with Hogarth who is delightfully headstrong and imaginative, but always on the lookout for the latest attempted takeover by mutant aliens or subversive invaders. When a local fisherman comes into the diner with a tall tale about a huge metal man falling into the sea, the only one to pay him much attention is Hogarth, who sets out exploring to find the enormous robot. What he does find is a 50-foot giant with an insatiable appetite for metal and a childlike curiosity about its new world.
Unfortunately, it isn’t long before the rumors about the big metal man turn into paranoia – the situation escalates and the possible destruction of Rockwell looms. It is then that Hogarth turns to his new metal friend, the Iron Giant, who ultimately finds its humanity by unselfishly saving the town’s residents from their own fears and prejudices in a cinematically satisfying ending with an unforgettable twist!
Join us for a special screening of this renowned Warner Brothers animated classic from director Brad Bird (The Incredibles, Up, Ratatouille) based on the 1968 children’s book The Iron Man: A Story in Five Nights by British Poet Laureate Ted Hughes, and also inspired by the 1993 song-cycle album The Iron Man by The Who’s Pete Townshend. With its purposeful 1950’s retro feel and straight-to-your-heart message of peace, tolerance, and friendship, The Iron Giant is a timeless animation screen gem beloved by both kids and adults!
Bring your friends, neighbors & robot-loving compadres: Celebrate community with us through film!