• For the Birds For the Birds


Roxie Theater Sat, May 30, 2015 1:00 PM
Film Info
Director:Andrew Stanton
Year of Production:2008
Film Type:Feature
Zero waste
Running Time:98 min


Film Classic

What if mankind had to leave Earth and somebody forgot to turn the last robot off? Academy Award-winning writer-director Andrew Stanton (Finding Nemo) and the inventive storytellers at Pixar Animation Studios transport moviegoers to a galaxy not so very far away for a computer-animated cosmic comedy about a determined robot named WALL-E. After hundreds of lonely years of doing what he was built for, WALL-E (short for Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth-Class) discovers a new purpose in life (besides collecting knick-knacks) when he meets a sleek search robot named EVE. EVE comes to realize that WALL-E has inadvertently stumbled upon the key to the planet's future. This wonderful animation was inspired in part by sci-fi classic Silent Running, also showing in this year's festival.

DISCUSSION WITH: Ralph Eggleston, Art Director/Production Designer, Pixar Animation Studios - including a presentation on creating the artwork for WALL-E!

You might also like to see Racing to Zero (May 29) or Silent Running (May 30).

Community Partner:
Friends of the Urban Forest

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Additional Information

Oscar-winning filmmaker Andrew Stanton was raised in Rockport, Massachusetts. He was educated at The California Institute of the Arts (or "CalArts") in Los Angeles, where he studied character animation. After graduation, Stanton began working as a writer on the TV series Mighty Mouse, the New Adventures (1987). In 1990, he became only the second animator and ninth employee to join Pixar Animation Studios. Stanton went on to help establish Pixar as one of the world's leading animation studios. He was designer and writer on Toy Story (1995), for which he was nominated for an Oscar. He went on to write and direct such worldwide hits as A Bug's Life (1998), Finding Nemo (2003) and WALL·E (2008), the latter two both winning Oscars for Best Animated Feature. Stanton also dabbles in voice work, perhaps most memorably as Crush, the laid back turtle, in Finding Nemo (2003).