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FilmWeek And Chill: How ‘The Incredibles’ Changed The Game For Animated Films




A screencap of the first FilmWeek and Chill event featuring Larry Mantle, Claudia Puig, Charles Solomon, Brad Bird and Michael Giacchino.
A screencap of the first FilmWeek and Chill event featuring Larry Mantle, Claudia Puig, Charles Solomon, Brad Bird and Michael Giacchino.
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While the pandemic forced us to press pause on our LA-centric FilmWeek Screening Series at the Theatre at Ace Hotel, we refused to be denied the opportunity to convene and have some fun during an otherwise challenging time. To that end, we kicked off a new virtual event series, FilmWeek & Chill. For our first FilmWeek & Chill event, Larry chose one of his all-time favorite films: Disney/Pixar’s 2004 Oscar-winning animated superhero adventure The Incredibles. Written and directed by Brad Bird and featuring a memorable score composed by Michael Giacchino, The Incredibles is beloved by many for a script that effortlessly transitions from heartfelt to serious to witty, an all-star voice cast that includes Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Samuel L. Jackson and Jason Lee and for its broad appeal to kids and adults alike, taking on themes like the importance of family and being proud of who you are, even if others can’t or won’t understand you. This week during FilmWeek, you’ll hear a portion of the conversation. You can watch the entire discussion here.

We also want to invite you to future FilmWeek & Chill virtual events. Keep an eye on the KPCC In Person page for details to come! You’re also invited to our annual Oscar preview show on Sunday, April 18. It’s all virtual this year. Click here to reserve your spot.

Guests:

Brad Bird, writer and director of The Incredibles; he is a multi-time Oscar winner whose other directing credits include The Iron Giant, Ratatouille and The Incredibles 2; he tweets @BradBirdA113

Michael Giacchino, Emmy, Grammy, and Oscar-winning composer; he composed the score for The Incredibles

Charles Solomon, film critic for KPCC, Animation Scoop and Animation Magazine

Claudia Puig,  film critic for KPCC and president of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA) and senior programmer for the AFI Film Festival; she tweets @ClaudiaPuig