Movie Matinees for All Ages


Treat the family to a Saturday afternoon at the movies.

  • The Breadwinner

  • The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill

  • The Magic Flute

  • Upcoming
  • Past
  • Past

Upcoming Films

  • The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill

    Judy Irving
    United States, 2005

    BAMPFA Collection Print
    Recommended for ages 8 & up

    • Saturday, July 21 4 PM
    Judy Irving and Mark Bittner in Person

    Irving’s very San Franciscan story of a once-homeless man and the birds he befriended “seduces you with its easy rhythm and unexpected dramatic potency . . . beguiling, moving, and just plain fun” (Baltimore Sun).

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  • The Breadwinner

    Nora Twomey
    Canada, Ireland, Luxembourg, 2017

    Recommended for ages 11 & up

    • Saturday, August 25 3:30 PM

    This beautifully animated feature-length drama is set in Afghanistan, circa 2001, where an eleven-year-old girl is forced to pretend she is a boy after her father is wrongfully imprisoned by the Taliban.

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Past Films

  • The Magic Flute

    • Saturday, June 16 4:30 PM
    Ingmar Bergman
    Sweden, 1975

    This witty, loving adaptation of Mozart’s exuberant opera revels in its own theatricality, revealing the joy and wonder in Bergman’s metaphysics. “A blissful present, sensuous, luxuriant” (New Yorker).

  • The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T.

    • Saturday, April 21 4 PM
    Roy Rowland
    United States, 1953

    Recommended for ages 7 & up

    Scolded for not practicing the piano, a nine-year-old boy daydreams himself into a fantastic world where the piano reigns supreme in this funny, clever musical written by Dr. Seuss.

  • Films by Sally Cruikshank

    • Saturday, March 24 3 PM

    BAMPFA Collection Prints
    Recommended for ages 7 & up

    Cruikshank’s love of surreal 1930s cartoons is evident in her wildly colorful and wonderfully detailed films, some of which were made for Sesame Street.

  • Microcosmos

    • Saturday, February 17 3:30 PM
    Claude Nuridsany, Marie Pérennou
    France, Italy, Switzerland, 1996

    Recommended for ages 7 & up

    Marvel at a world barely visible to our eyes in this astounding documentary on the insect kingdom, filmed with specially designed micro cameras and close-up lenses.

  • The Wizard of Oz

    • Saturday, January 20 3:30 PM
    Victor Fleming
    United States, 1939

    Recommended for ages 5 & up

    What better activity for a Saturday afternoon in winter than a trip down the Yellow Brick Road together with Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Cowardly Lion, and the Tin Woodsman?