Sunday, Feb 20, 2022 - 11:00am to 12:45pm
Actor John Goodman in Matinee film

Part of the series: Family Flicks

Admission is free. No registration required; first come, first served. 

UCLA Film & Television Archive presents free screenings at the Billy Wilder Theater at the Hammer Museum. Please review our COVID-19 protocols.



Key West, October 1962: Movie-obsessed teen Gene spends most afternoons huddled in a theater with his kid brother. The same day President Kennedy takes to TV to warn of nuclear attack, B-movie producer Lawrence Woolsey (John Goodman, modeled after William Castle) rolls into Gene’s town and decides the local atmosphere is ideal for his latest over-the-top creature feature, Mant!, to premiere.

35mm, color, 107 min. Director: Joe Dante. Screenwriter: Charlie Haas. With John Goodman, Cathy Moriarty, Simon Fenton.

Recommended for ages 10+

Funding has been provided by California Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.


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