Them!, 1954

Family Flicks Film Series: Them!

Recommended for ages 9+*

This classic of 1950s science fiction features giant mutant ants—a result of atomic bomb testing—wreaking havoc across the country with only an FBI agent and two brave myrmecologists to stop them. Steeped in 1950s paranoia, this film is a cautionary tale and a creature feature wrapped into one—not to be missed by classic film fans or big bug enthusiasts. (1954, dir. Gordon Douglas, 35mm, b&w, 94 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.

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

Hammer Kids also receives support from friends of the Hammer Museum’s Kids’ Art Museum Project (K.A.M.P.), an annual family fundraiser. Additional funding is provided by The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation.