September’s Staff Pick comes from Graphic Design Intern Bryan, who picked TWO Don Bluth films for us to present in September: his 1982 classic The Secret of NIMH (screening 09/04 and 09/09), and his beloved 1988 animated adventure film, the Steven Spielberg-produced THE LAND BEFORE TIME!
Reigniting a love and fascination for dinosaurs five years before Spielberg’s own Jurassic Park would push it into the stratosphere, The Land Before Time is the story of Littlefoot, a young herbivore who suffers a traumatic loss after an attack by a vicious carnivore. He is told to make his way to the legendary Great Valley, where he will be reunited with others of his kind. With his friend Cera, Littlefoot sets out for the fabled land, meeting a variety of new friends along the way — while also being tracked by the same killer dinosaur that he’d encountered once before.
History’s highest-grossing animated film before 1989’s The Little Mermaid would surpass it, The Land Before Time is a thrilling adventure that captured audiences young and old alike upon its release, enjoys cult status among lovers of nostalgic 80’s and animated cinema, and went on to spawn a whopping 14 sequels to date.
September 5 – 6pm, 8pm
September 10 – 5pm