Film Series: The Iron Giant

1999. USA. Dir: Brad Bird. Animated. 86 min.

A boy and a beatnik sculptor befriend a large, potentially dangerous alien robot that crash-lands in their vicinity, whilst trying to protect it from suspicious government agents. Future Pixar director Bird provides a surprisingly nuanced take on American militarism and paranoia, plus a testament to the joys of man-machine bonding.

Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. $5.