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UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Hammer Museum present

James and the Giant Peach

An animated grasshopper and a boy looking through a monocle.
April 28, 2024 - 11:00 am

All Family Flicks screenings are free admission. Seating is first come, first served. The Billy Wilder Theater opens 15 minutes before each Family Flicks program.

James and the Giant Peach

U.S., 1996

Producer Tim Burton and director Henry Selick followed up their collaboration on The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) with this equally wild and visually arresting stop-motion adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic children’s novel. After his parents were killed by a flying rhinoceros, James lives a dreary life with his overbearing aunts until some magic crocodile tongues manifest the means of his escape: a giant peach. With a little inventiveness, James and the menagerie of talking insects set sail in the fruit off across the Atlantic to New York City and the adventure of a lifetime.  

DCP, color, 79 min. Director: Henry Selick. Screenwriters: Karey Kirkpatrick, Jonathan Roberts, Steve Bloom. With: Paul Terry, Simon Callow, Richard Dreyfuss.

Recommend for ages 7+.

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