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UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Hammer Museum present

Escape to Witch Mountain

Two children and a cat in the indoors.
October 29, 2023 - 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.

Escape to Witch Mountain

U.S., 1975

Originally praised for bringing classic Disney storytelling into the live-action, television-dominated mediascape of kids’ entertainment in the 1970s, Escape to Witch Mountain also established the formula for kid-oriented action films from E.T. to Stranger Things. Orphans with a mysterious past, Tony (Ike Eisenmann) and Tia (Kim Richards) discover a secret map that may lead to the origins of their psychic powers. Pursued by a cabal of businessmen who want to exploit their talents, the siblings, with the help of a kindly RVer and a crack team of Disney visual effects artists, spirit themselves through a suspenseful adventure set against the beauty of Monterey.

DCP, color, 97 min. Director: John Hough. Screenwriter: Robert Malcolm Young. With: Eddie Albert, Ray Milland, Donald Pleasence.

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