Family Flicks Film Series: The Red Pony
Co-presented with the UCLA Film & Television Archive
Recommended for ages 8+
A boy needs a pony to become a man in this big screen, Technicolor adaptation of the classic coming-of-age story The Red Pony written by John Steinbeck. A farmer’s son, Tom daydreams of knights and circuses, a lively inner life wonderfully realized by director Lewis Milestone, until farmhand Billy Buck, played by Robert Mitchum, makes him a present of a newborn red pony, a gift that will soon bring with it hard won lessons in responsibility and love. (1949. Prod/dir: Lewis Milestone. 35mm, color, 89 min.)
The Family Flicks Film Series is copresented by the UCLA Film & Television Archive. Matinee screenings for families and film buffs, featuring new and classic films from around the world.
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.