Hugo 3D (U)

Dec 12, 2012
Cranbrook Film Society

Legendary storyteller Martin Scorsese invites you to join him on an enchanting journey to a magical world with his first ever 3-D film, based on Brian Selznick’s award-winning, “The Invention of Hugo Cabret.” Hugo is an orphan boy living in the walls of the Gare Montparnasse in 1930s Paris, who keeps the station clocks running after the death of his clockmaker father and the disappearance of his cranky Uncle Claude. The only thing that he has left that connects him to his dead father is an automaton that doesn’t work without a special key, a key he must find to unlock the secret it contains.

While on his quest, dodging the station master’s clutches, he falls foul of the embittered shopkeeper, convinced Hugo is trying to steal parts from him for the automaton. But on becoming friends with the shopkeeper’s god-daughter, Isabelle, Hugo discovers the surprising connection they have to his father and the automaton, and more, that the old man has buried some astonishing secrets of his own.

Scorsese has created a wondrous blend of fantasy and mystery, and more than that: an ode to cinema, a paean to films that will delight movie buffs in its deft weaving of the tale of the orphan boy with the history of cinema, made all the more visually glorious with the technical brilliance of his use of 3-D.

Cast: Asa Maxwell Thornton Farr Butterfield, Ben Kingsley, Chloe Grace Moretz, Christopher Lee, Emily Mortimer, Frances de la Tour, Helen McCrory, Jude Law, Ray Winstone, Richard Griffiths, Sacha Baron Cohen, Sir Ben Kingsley

Awards: Five Oscars, forty-one wins, ninety-fivee nominations

Martin Scorsese | France, USA | 2011 | 126 mins | U


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            “Just wanted to say that I thought last night’s film rather incredible. Also thank you as a Committee for all you do to make being a member so worthwhile. I know you all work very hard. Thank you also for the sparkling wine and mince pies!”
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