By Dave Campbell | November 21, 2011
Smells Like Screen Spirit & Paramount invite you
to RSVP for passes to our special advance screenings of
Tonight, November 21, 2011 at 7:30 PM in Austin, TX.
Synopsis: While on a daring adventure to find his family, Hugo Cabret discovers a robot in the walls of a Paris train station which transports him to a world of wonder, mystery and magic. In this place, he and an eccentric girl piece together the mystery surrounding his missing family, using the robot, a heart shaped lock and the comical characters they meet along the way as clues and the road map back to where he belongs.
Based on Brian Selznick’s award winning and imaginative New York Times bestseller, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, this magical tale is Academy Award®-winner Martin Scorsese’s first film shot in 3D.
While HUGO is based on a children’s book it has a lot of adult themes in it as well which is a huge benefit as it’s a film all can enjoy and relate to. Asa’s character, Hugo, is on a search and adventure to find the literal and figurative key to put him back together and find his way home….a theme that anyone can relate to. Georges, Ben Kingsley’s character is an older man that is looking back at his life and hoping that his work meant something to the world and that he will remembered. Again, a theme very relateable by an adult audience. This is not a light movie but is very smart and thoughtful and emotional at times.
HUGO is a film for all generations.
In regards to Martin Scorcese, there are two points that are important to drive home: First this is Sorcese’s first approach to 3D which automatically makes it a must see. Second, this film is authentic to Marty, more so than any other film he’s ever done. Film preservation is a true love and a passion of Marty’s and much of this film is about film preservation. This is a special opportunity for audiences to get a glimpse into the more personal side of one of the best filmmakers of our time.
Director: Martin Scorcese
Starring: Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christopher Lee, Sacha Baron Cohen, Ben Kingsley, Ray Winstone, Emily Mortimer, Jude Law
MPAA Rating: PG for mild thematic material, some action/peril and smoking
Release Date: November 23, 2011
Screening Info: November 21, 2011 at 7:30 PM
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.
Arrive early. Screenings are over-booked to ensure a full house and to compensate for “no shows.” Tickets are not a guarantee of admission.