SPRINGfilm celebrates Spring Break with a free showing of “The Iron Giant” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 29 at the Richard E. Wildish Community Theater. Set in 1957 during the Cold War, a young boy named Hogarth Hughes discovers a giant, alien robot voiced by Vin Diesel. Hogarth befriends the robot and with the help of his mother Annie (Jennifer Aniston) and a beatnik artist, Dean McCoppin (Harry Connick Jr.) tries to save the robot from a paranoid U.S Government agent and the U.S military. Released in 1999, the film was initially a commercial flop but was praised for the story, animation and voice performances. It has since gathered a cult following and is seen as a modern classic.
Starring Jennifer Aniston, Harry Connick Jr. and Vin Diesel, directed by Brad Bird; 87 minutes; (1999).
SPRINGfilm continues at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 19, 2023, with a free showing of the “Attack the Block”, starring John Boyega, Jodie Whittaker and Nick Frost.
SPRINGfilm is made possible by a partnership between the Springfield Public Library, the Springfield Public Library Foundation, Willamalane Parks and Recreation District and the Wildish Community Theater and is generously sponsored by Plank Town Brewing Company.
All events are free and open to the public.
What: SPRINGfilm: The Iron Giant (1999)
When: 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 29, 2023
Where: Richard E. Wildish Community Theater, 630 Main Street, Springfield, Oregon, 97477
Additional Information: Adult Services Librarian Mark Riddle, email@example.com, (541) 726-2238.