Screenings

A Lion in the House

Saturday Nov 9, 2019 7:30 PM This is a past program
The UCLA Film & Television Archive presents classic film and contemporary cinema in the Hammer's Billy Wilder Theater. Archive tickets are $9 general admission and free for UCLA students.
Part of Julia Reichert: 50 Years in Film, presented by the UCLA Film & Television Archive, the Hugh M. Hefner Classic American Film Program, Netflix, and the International Documentary Association.

A Lion in the House follows the unique stories of five children and their families at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center as they battle pediatric cancer. From the trauma of diagnosis to the physical toll of treatment, the film documents the stresses that can tear a family apart, as well as the courage of children facing the possibility of death with honesty, dignity, and humor. As the film compresses six years into one narrative, it puts viewers in the shoes of parents, physicians, nurses, siblings, grandparents, and social workers who struggle to defeat an indiscriminate and predatory disease. A co-production with ITVS, the film won a Primetime Emmy for Exceptional Merit in Nonfiction Filmmaking. (2006, dir. Julia Reichert, Steven Bognar, DCP, color, 225 min.)