Recommended for ages 9+*
Based on Roald Dahl’s beloved children’s novel, Matilda tells the story of a remarkable girl born into a family of self-absorbed brutes, played by the deliciously campy Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman, who fail to recognize the pint-size wonder in their midst. When she finds a kindred spirit in her teacher, they take on their tormentors in this charmingly offbeat—and slightly dark—fairy tale. (1996, dir. Danny DeVito, 35mm, color, 102 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 an anonymous donor.
Generous support is also provided by Susan Bay Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, an anonymous donor, The Samuel Goldwyn Foundation, and all Hammer members.
The Hammer’s digital presentation of its public programs is made possible by the Billy and Audrey L. Wilder Foundation.