Still from First Position
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Family Flicks Film Series: First Position

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Recommended for ages 9+*

This stereotype-defying documentary follows six gifted young dancers as they train for an elite competition that could open the door to renowned dance companies. In this colorful testament to the tenacious pursuit of a dream, the dancers face grueling schedules, injuries, and hardships with strength and grace as they compete for a place in the professional ballet world. (2012, dir. B. Kargman, 35mm, color, in English, French, Spanish, and Hebrew with English subtitles, 90 min.) 

*All ages are welcome. Feel free to take a break with infants and toddlers in the theater lobby.  

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.

All Hammer public programs are free and made possible by a major gift from the Dream Fund at UCLA. 

Generous support is also provided by Susan Bay Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, an anonymous donor, and all Hammer members. 

The Hammer’s digital presentation of its public programs is made possible by the Billy and Audrey L. Wilder Foundation.

Hammer Kids is made possible through the generosity of the Anthony & Jeanne Pritzker Family Foundation. 

Hammer Kids has also received funding from supporters and friends of the Hammer Museum’s Kids’ Art Museum Project (K.A.M.P.), an annual family fundraiser. 

Additional support has been provided by Resnick Foundation, The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation, the Elizabeth Bixby Janeway Foundation, and the Art4Moore Fund of the Tides Foundation.