A Warm December
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)

Orphaned and alone except for an uncle, Hugo Cabret (Asa Butterfield) lives in the walls of a train station in 1930s Paris. Hugo’s job is to oil and maintain the station’s clocks, but to him, his more important task is to protect a broken automaton and notebook left to him by his late father (Jude Law). Accompanied by the goddaughter (Chloë Grace Moretz) of an embittered toy merchant (Ben Kingsley), Hugo embarks on a quest to solve the mystery of the automaton and find a place he can call home.

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This film is full of historical references to the film and invention worlds as well as dynamic human emotions that are timeless.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


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.