Family Flicks Film Series: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Family Flicks Film Series: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Co-presented with UCLA Film & Television Archive

Recommended for ages 8+

Junior Senator Jefferson Smith (James Stewart) arrives for the first time in Washington, D.C., brimming with idealism. Jean Arthur is his street-smart secretary, who becomes swept up in his wish to create a national boys’ camp, despite cynical Washington wheeling and dealing. (1939, Dir. Capra, 35mm, b/w, 130 min.)

Preceded by: 

Schoolhouse Rock! “Preamble”
(1975, Digital video, color, 3 min.)

Schoolhouse Rock! “I’m Just a Bill”

(1975, Digital video, color, 3 min.)

Trailer for Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Family Flicks Film Series

UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Hammer Museum have teamed up for a matinee screening series of new and classic family-friendly films from around the world.


Location: Billy Wilder Theater
Ticketing: Tickets are required and available at the Box Office one hour before the program. One ticket per person; first come, first served. Early arrival is recommended.
HAMMER PLUS Benefit: Members receive priority ticketing and can choose their seats, subject to availability.
Parking:  Under the museum, $3 flat rate on weekends (cash only)

Hammer Kids and Family Flicks are made possible, in part, through the generosity of supporters and friends of the Hammer Museum’s Kids’ Art Museum Project (K.A.M.P.), a family fundraiser. Additional support is provided by the Westwood Neighborhood Council.