Kids Screenings

Family Flicks Film Series: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Sunday Sep 23, 2012 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM This is a past program

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

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.