Brian Selznick’s award-winning illustrated novel The Invention of Hugo Cabret became a lavish spectacle under the direction of none other than Martin Scorsese. A coming-of-age adventure about an orphaned boy who befriends the father of fantasy cinema, Georges Méliès—now retired and selling trinkets at a Paris metro station. Scorsese’s bittersweet love letter to the dawn of cinema received 11 nominations including Best Picture and Directing and won five Oscars including Visual Effects.
DIRECTOR: Martin Scorsese. WRITTEN BY: John Logan. CAST: Ben Kingsley, Sacha Baron Cohen, Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz. 2011. 126 min. USA. Color. English. DCP.
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Presented in conjunction with the exhibit City of Cinema: Paris 1850-1907 at LACMA.
Academy Museum film programming generously funded by the Richard Roth Foundation.