New York Int'l Children's Film Festival: Director Q&A at Astro Boy - Both Screenings

Oct 9th 2009
NEW YORK INT'L CHILDREN'S FILM FESTIVAL PRESENTS

"ASTRO BOY"
SPECIAL PRE-RELEASE SCREENING
SAT & SUN, OCT 17 & 18, 11AM - IFC CENTER

Post-screening Q&A with director David Bowers - both shows

SUNDAY EVENT SOLD OUT - ADVANCE TICKETS TO SUNDAY SCREENING AND BLAST-OFF PARTY ARE SOLD OUT. IF ADDITIONAL TICKETS ARE RELEASED TO THE PUBLIC WE WILL ANNOUNCE BY EMAIL.

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ASTRO BOY
USA, Animation, David Bowers, 2009, 95 min

Recommended ages 5 to 12 - film is Rated PG
Sat & Sun, Oct 17 & 18, 11:00am at IFC Center, 323 Sixth Avenue (at West Third)

Post-screening Q&A with director David Bowers - both shows!


NYICFF presents two special advance screenings of ASTRO BOY, a modern take on the iconic character created by Osamu Tezuka, whose original Astro Boy introduced the world to Japanese anime and who is considered one of the most visionary and gifted animators of all time. The all-new CG-animated film features a star-studded voice cast including Freddie Highmore, Kristen Bell, Samuel Jackson, Nathan Lane, Eugene Levy, Matt Lucas, Bill Nighy, Donald Sutherland, Charlize Theron and Nicolas Cage as "Dr. Tenma".

The futuristic world of Metro City is a gleaming island in the sky where the wealthy and powerful are waited on hand and foot by robots. There the brilliant Dr. Tenma creates Astro Boy to replace his dead son Toby, and he programs his new creation with the best of human values and endows him with extraordinary superpowers. But Astro Boy is dealt a cruel double blow when he is cast out of his grieving father's home and discovers that he is a robot and not a human boy. Unaccepted by either humans or machines, he decides to travel to the earth's surface, where he befriends a crew of orphans who accept him as part of their motley family.

The new Astro Boy is a high-octane animated adventure, taking joy in aerial acrobatics as the title character swoops and crashes through the modern floating metropolis and battles robots in the dilapidated surface world. But most importantly, the film preserves Tezuka's message that, beyond the jet-powered feet and laser-cannon arms, Astro Boy's sense of duty and willingness to sacrifice in defense of his friends and family are what truly make him human. Presented by Summit Entertainment and IMAGI Studios. The film is produced by Maryann Garger and directed by David Bowers.

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