Superman: The Movie

Family Flicks Film Series: Superman: The Movie

Recommended for ages 8+*

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s the big-budget update of the Man of Steel that turned a comic book hero into a blockbuster phenomenon 40 years ago. Starring a then-unknown Christopher Reeve as Clark Kent/Superman, director Richard Donner’s adaptation is an old-fashioned adventure featuring great special effects, an otherworldly hero, and a stellar cast, including Margot Kidder, Gene Hackman, and Marlon Brando. (1978, dir. Richard Donner, 144 min.)

*All ages are welcome. Feel free to take a break with infants and toddlers in the theater lobby. 

Family Flicks Film Series

Copresented by the UCLA Film & Television Archive. Matinee screenings for families and film buffs, featuring new and classic 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, The Samuel Goldwyn Foundation, an anonymous donor, and all Hammer members.

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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 and The Winnick Family Foundation.

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