Kids Screenings

Family Flicks Film Series: Benji

  • This is a past program

Recommended for ages 6+*

The film that launched one of the most beloved Hollywood franchises of all time, Benji tells the story of a lovable stray dog who uses his wits and courage to track down two kidnapped children. Told from the perspective of Benji (the “Laurence Olivier” of the dog world), this film is a testament to the heroic hearts of our four-legged companions. (1974, dir. Joe Camp, 35mm, color, 86 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.