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UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Hammer Museum present

The Triplets of Belleville

An animated street scene with three sisters singing to a woman who is sitting on the street.
June 5, 2022 - 11:00 am

Admission is free. No registration or tickets required; first come, first served. The Billy Wilder Theater opens 15 minutes before each Family Flicks program. Please review our admission policies.

The Triplets of Belleville

France/Belgium/Canada/U.K./Latvia/U.S., 2003

Like the best silent films, this Oscar-nominated French animation relies heavily on pantomime and music to tell the story of dedicated bicyclist Champion who has his sights set on a Tour de France victory. When local mobsters kidnap Champion and his bike for profit, his pint-sized grandmother teams up with the famed but faded Golden Age song-and-dance triplets from Belleville to rescue him. Full of adventure and inventive visuals; the perfect big screen experience for fans of unique, expressive animation.

35mm, color, 80 min. Director/Writer: Sylvain Chomet. With: Jean-Claude Donda, Dirk Denoyelle, Monica Viegas.

Recommended for ages 12+

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