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

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.  


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.

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.