Family Flicks Film Series: The Red Balloon and White Mane

Family Flicks Film Series: The Red Balloon and White Mane

Funded by the UCLA Arts Initiative and co-presented with the UCLA Film & Television Archive

Appropriate for ages 4+

The Red Balloon (Le ballon rouge)

Director Albert Lamorisse’s The Red Balloon is both a cinematic tour de force and a beloved family classic. Lamorisse tells the story of a young boy (played by Lamorisse’s son, Pascal) and the loyal red balloon that follows him all over Paris visually, without a snip of dialogue. The result is a rich and affecting modern movie fable that transcends language, borders and age. (1956, 34 min., Dir. Albert Lamorisse)

White Mane (Crin blanc, cheval sauvage)

The bond between a boy and the wild horse he befriends and protects from unscrupulous ranchers forms the heart of Lamorisse’s captivating predecessor to The Red Balloon. (1953, in French with English subtitles, 47 min., Dir. Albert Lamorisse.



Location: Billy Wilder Theater
Ticketing: Tickets are required and available at the Box Office one hour before the program. General admission tickets are available one per person on a first come, first served basis following member ticketing. Early arrival is recommended.
Member Benefit: Members receive priority ticketing (until 15 minutes before the program) by skipping the general admission line and can choose their seats, subject to availability.
Parking:  Under the museum, $6 flat rate on weekends. Cash only. 

Food and drink may not be carried into the Billy Wilder Theater. Read our food, bag check, and photo policies.

Public programs are made possible, in part, by a major gift from Ann and Jerry Moss. 

Additional support is provided by Bronya and Andrew Galef, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, an anonymous donor, and the Hammer Programs Committee.