Staff Picks Series
MONDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2022 | 7:15PM
Little Theatre 5 – The Jack Garner Theatre
(Inside Little 2-5, at approx. 8 Winthrop Street)
Picked by: Julee Melos, Reception and Business Office
For fans of: Whimsy, Scorsese, The Golden Compass, The Secret Garden
Julee says: I love this film adapted from the book “The Invention of Hugo Cabret” for a number of reasons. My youngest daughter was fascinated with anything ‘Paris’ related as a toddler, and my older daughters name is Isabella like Isabelle played by Chloe Moretz. Hugo has a stellar cast and is Martin Scorsese’s first film shot in 3D so all the images in the 1930’s railway station and clock tower are especially vivid.
The underlying theme that stands out to me most in Hugo is:
The rich character study of how potential strangers’ lives are intertwined with one another, known or unknown even in the most unlikely circumstances.
This film is full of historical references to the film and invention worlds as well as dynamic human emotions that are timeless.
I’m sure there is something about this magical film that will resonate with everyone at any age.
2 hours 6 minutes | Adventure/Drama/Family | 2011 | PG
Directed by Martin Scorsese
ABOUT THE STAFF PICKS SERIES
The Little’s Staff Picks series is a grab bag of the mysterious, the fun, and the purely awesome. Each staff member has selected a movie to recommend — no genre or era is off limits. This series is the modern equivalent of stepping into your favorite video rental store, and seeking a film you’ll swoon over. These are favorites from our Little staff, but hopefully they’ll become your new favorites as well.