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Game Changers: Toy Story

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Toy Story (1995)

Directed by John Lasseter

Starring Tim Allen, Tom Hanks, Don Rickles, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Annie Potts, Laurie Metcalf, Andrew Stanton, Jeff Pidgeon, R. Lee Ermey, John Morris, Jim Varney, Erik von Detten

Set in a world where toys come to life when people aren’t around, two rival toys—Woody, a pull-string cowboy sheriff, and Buzz Lightyear, an ace space ranger—must put aside their differences when they get separated from their owner, Andy, and find themselves on an adventure-filled mission where the only way they can survive is to form an uneasy alliance. “Toy Story” was the first feature-length film to be entirely computer animated, the first feature from Pixar Animation Studios and the highest grossing film of 1995. The film was nominated for three Oscars and received a Special Achievement Academy Award.”

Tickets (per evening): Preferred $30 (children 12 and under $15), General $20 (children 12 and under $10)
6:00PM – Gates open
8:00PM – Moderated conversation with special guests
8:30PM – Film screening

In a celebration of the power of film and television to influence cultural understanding and broaden the human experience, the SAG-AFTRA Foundation presents Game Changers, a four-night outdoor screening series at the Ford Theatres in Hollywood featuring groundbreaking films and television that significantly impacted diversity and representation in media, reimagined traditional narratives, and achieved major advances in storytelling. Game Changers opens with Boyz N the Hood (1991) on Thursday, June 27, followed by Toy Story (1995) on Friday, June 28, Stranger Things 3 (2019) on Saturday, June 29, and concludes with Thelma & Louise (1991) on Sunday, June 30. [link the other event pages to films]

Before each screening, special guests will participate in a moderated conversation to provide their insights on the cultural impact and artistic influence these innovative projects brought to the world. Announcement of special guests coming in June.

Proceeds from Game Changers go toward the SAG-AFTRA Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. [link to www.sagaftra.foundation]