Still from The Secrets of NIMH
Kids Screenings

Family Flicks Film Series: The Secret of NIMH

Sunday Aug 11, 2019 11:00 AM This is a past program

Recommended for ages 8+

This dark, animated adventure centers on a family of field mice who enlist the aid of fellow farm dwellers to move their cinder block home from the imminent danger of harvest season. Using rotoscoping and backlighting techniques, the filmmakers create a fantastical miniature world full of gripping action and heart-aching scenes. NIMH became a cult classic for a generation kids who were fascinated with mysterious, unknown worlds. (1982, dir. Don Bluth, 82 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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Hammer Kids is made possible through the generosity of the Anthony and 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, GRoW @ Annenberg, and The Winnick Family Foundation.