Still from The White Balloon showing a young girl. Credit: October Films/Photofest
Screenings Kids

Family Flicks: The White Balloon

SUN JAN 22, 11 AM

A simply presented but powerful fable of perseverance, The White Balloon is the story of a seven year old girl on her way to buy a goldfish for Nowruz, the Iranian New Year, and the obstacles she overcomes along the way. Listed as one of the 50 best family films of all time in The Guardian, director Jafar Panahi’s debut feature won the Camera d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival and announced the arrival of a major new voice on the international film scene. (1995, dir. Jafar Panahi, 35mm, color, Persian with English subtitles, 85 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.  

Academic Programs at the Hammer Museum are supported by The Hearst Foundations and The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation. 
Hammer Kids is made possible through the generosity of the Anthony and Jeanne Pritzker Family Foundation, with additional funding from The Winnick 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.