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In Brief: Martin Scorsese's masterful and beautiful film about a young boy living within the walls of a Paris train station turns out to be a great deal more than a fantasy for children (though it is that, too). It's also a movie about the movies, their history and their sheer magic. There’s a tendency to think of the film ultimately as Scorsese’s plea for film preservation. Yes, that’s in there, but that’s actually a fairly small part of the movie. To me, it’s much more a plea to treasure our artists while we have them—not relegate them to the dustbin of the unfashionable, or deem them, in that hateful modern fashion, as no longer “relevant.” That’s the idea at the core of Hugo, which makes the film so very special and human.
Genre: Fantasy Comedy Drama
Director: Martin Scorsese
Starring: Ben Kingsley, Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz, Sacha Baron Cohen, Helen McCrory, Christopher Lee, Jude Law
Rated: PG

The Hendersonville Film Society will show Hugo on Sunday, Feb. 3 at 2 p.m. in the Smoky Mountain Theater at Lake Pointe Landing Retirement Community, 333 Thompson St., Hendersonville.

About Ken Hanke
Head film critic for Mountain Xpress from December 2000 until his death in June 2016. Author of books "Ken Russell's Films," "Charlie Chan at the Movies," "A Critical Guide to Horror Film Series," "Tim Burton: An Unauthorized Biography of the Filmmaker."

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