Movie Matinees for All Ages


Treat the family to an afternoon at the movies.

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  • The Painting

  • The Secret of the Roan Inish

  • The Lorax

  • Upcoming
  • Past
  • Past

Upcoming Films

  • CANCELED: The Painting

    Jean-François Laguionie
    France, Belgium, Canada, 2011

    All film screenings and public programs at BAMPFA have been temporarily canceled. Learn more

    Recommended for ages 9 & up

    • Saturday, April 25 3 PM

    An animated parable set in a kingdom within a painting, where people are divided into three social classes based on how finely finished their painted figures are. This inventive and artful film is a treat for the eyes and imagination.

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  • CANCELED: Free Family Day Screening: The Lorax

    Hawley Pratt
    United States, 1972

    All film screenings and public programs at BAMPFA have been temporarily canceled. Learn more

    • Sunday, April 26 3 PM

    Based on the book by Dr. Seuss, this short film tells the story of a young boy’s encounter with a ruined industrialist whose greed left his environment a treeless wasteland. If only the man had listened to the warnings of the wise old Lorax!

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  • The Secret of Roan Inish

    John Sayles
    United States, Ireland, 1994

    Newly Restored Print!
    Recommended for ages 9 & up

    • Saturday, May 16 4:30 PM

    In this charming, beautifully photographed film about storytelling and family ties, a girl living with her grandparents in a remote Irish fishing village discovers a world of myth and magic. A “first-rate, all-ages fairy tale steeped in Irish folklore” (Hollywood Reporter).

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Past Films

  • Jacquot

    • Saturday, February 22 3 PM
    Agnès Varda
    France, 1991

    Digital Restoration
    Recommended for ages 12 & up

    Inspired by the memories of her husband, director Jacques Demy, Varda crafted this affecting and enlightening portrait of the artist as a young boy in 1940s Nantes. “A one-of-a-kind celebration” (New York Times).

  • The Young Girls of Rochefort

    • Saturday, February 15 1 PM
    Jacques Demy
    France, 1967

    Digital Restoration
    Recommended for ages 12 & up

    Catherine Deneuve and Françoise Dorléac play twins lifted out of their small-town reveries by a troupe of wandering entertainers, including Gene Kelly. This musical by Varda’s husband, Jacques Demy, is “not merely charming or amusing, but profoundly moving” (Sight & Sound).

  • My Life as a Zucchini

    • Saturday, January 18 2:30 PM
    Claude Barras
    Switzerland/France, 2017

    Recommended for ages 12 & up

    Will Forte, Nick Offerman, Ellen Page, and Amy Sedaris lend their voices to this stylized and sympathetic stop-motion animation about an orphan boy called Zucchini. Nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature.