Still from The General

Family Flicks Film Series: The General

Recommended for ages 7+*

One of the greatest comedies ever made, The General tells the story of Johnnie (Buster Keaton), who loves two things: his train and the lovely Annabelle Lee. When the Civil War breaks out, Union spies steal his train with Annabelle on board, and Johnnie sets out in hot pursuit of his loves. This cinematic treat for all ages features some of Keaton’s most ingenious slapstick. (1926, dir. Buster Keaton, 67 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.