The Mitchells vs. the Machines
Sunday, January 2, 2022, 12:30 p.m.
Museum of the Moving Image - Bartos Screening Room
Dirs. Mike Rianda, Jeff Rowe. United States. 2021, 110 mins. DCP. With Abbi Jacobson, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph, Mike Rianda, Eric André, Olivia Colman, Fred Armisen. In The Mitchells vs. the Machines, co-writers and co-directors Mike Rianda and Jeff Rowe (Gravity Falls alums) create a lovable family of misfits who become humanity’s unlikely heroes after the robot apocalypse strikes. Partly taking on the point of view of the family’s tech-savvy creative outsider Katie (Jacobson), this animated family adventure is both hilarious and heartfelt, visually melding a hand-crafted painterly look with riotous fast-paced action. Voted as Best Animated Feature of 2021 by the New York Film Critics Circle. A Netflix release. Rated PG. Recommended for ages 8+