Recommended for ages 10+*
In this Italian neorealist fairy tale, young orphan Totò turns a group of misfits into an inclusive community with the help of an optimistic outlook and a magic dove. When the discovery of oil in the town disrupts their happy existence, they must find a way to regain their freedom. The followup to director Vittorio De Sica’s classic The Bicycle Thief, this whimsical satire won the 1951 Cannes Festival Grand Prize. (1951, dir. Vittorio De Sica, Italian with English subtitles, 100 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.
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