Film still from The Music Man (1962)
Kids Screenings

Family Flicks Film Series: The Music Man

Sunday May 5, 2019 11 AM This is a past program

Recommended for ages 6+

Based on one of Broadway’s biggest hits of the 1950s, The Music Man follows the story of a traveling con man who convinces small-town locals to start a band by purchasing the uniforms and instruments. Intending to flee as soon as he receives the money, things get complicated when the con man falls for the local librarian. Featuring gorgeous dance numbers and glorious songs, this Academy Award nominee for Best Picture is a slice of Americana and a love story all in one. (1962, dir. Morton DaCosta, 35mm, 151 min.)

The Family Flicks Film Series is copresented by the UCLA Film & Television Archive. Matinee screenings for families and film buffs, featuring new and classic films from around the world.  

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