Wednesday, October 14, 7:30 p.m.
Queens Drive-In, on the grounds of the New York Hall of Science in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, is located at 47-01 111th Street, Corona, New York 11368
Part of the Wednesday Night Movies series of free screenings presented by Queens Borough President Sharon Lee.
Dir. Andrew Stanton. US, 2008, 97 mins. With its wide-set E.T.-like eyes and tiny, motorized R2D2 body, trash compactor Wall-E is one of Pixar’s most poignant creations. Left all alone on a patch of a now uninhabitable Earth, the lonely robot has no friends other than an indestructible cockroach and finds pleasure in repeated viewings of an old VHS of Hello, Dolly! Wall-E’s routine is disrupted by the appearance of a sleek newer-model robot, the beginning of a mission that will take them both to the spaceship that is the final outpost for a possibly doomed humanity. Vivid animation and superb character effects make for a remarkably textured journey that also functions as a trenchant social satire. Rated G.