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UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Hammer Museum present

Babe: Pig in the City

A monkey, piglet, duck and a dog with wheels.
November 12, 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.

Babe: Pig in the City

U.S., 1998

On its release, some were put off by the darker turn of writer-director George Miller’s sequel to the much beloved Babe (1995), perhaps overlooking the original’s own unsettling currents. “Christmas is carnage!” anyone? Over the years, however, more have come around to Roger Ebert’s original assessment that this follow-up frequently proves “more magical than the original.” Soon after Babe’s sheepherding triumph at Hoggett’s farm, a series of unfortunate incidents strands him alone in the big, foreboding city. With a new menagerie of animal cohorts the plucky porker proves again his mettle — and triumphant values of friendship and kindness.

35mm, color, 92 min. Director: George Miller. Screenwriter: George Miller, Judy Morris, Mark Lamprell. With: Magda Szubanski, Elizabeth Daily, James Cromwell.

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