James and the Giant Peach

Following the success of The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), Henry Selick’s next feature was an adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic children's novel about an English orphan boy who flies away to New York City on a giant enchanted peach to escape the wrath of his wicked aunts with the help of magical anthropomorphic insects. Mixing live action and stop-motion animation, this zany offbeat adventure, while visually surreally grim and macabre, is equally chock-full of magic and hope. 

DIRECTOR: Henry Selick. WRITTEN BY: Karey Kirkpatrick, Jonathan Roberts, Steve Bloom. STORY BY: Roald Dahl. CAST: Paul Terry, Pete Postlethwaite, Susan Sarandon, Miriam Margolyes. 1996. 79 min. USA. Color. English. Rated PG; suitable for ages 7+. 35mm. 
Academy Museum film programming generously funded by the Richard Roth Foundation. 

Make It Dinner and a Movie

Fanny's Restaurant & Café
Fanny's Restaurant & Café

All guests who present a ticket for a film screening, Tuesday through Saturday (and the first Sunday of every month), receive 10% off all food and non-alcoholic beverages at Fanny's. Discount only applicable on the same day as the screening and cannot be redeemed for another screening or date. Dinner reservations can be made on OpenTable or Resy.