"A film for anyone who's ever climbed trees, grazed knees or basked in the comfort of a parent's sympathy as they've pulled you off the ground crying. It'll make your inner child run wild." - Dan Jolin, Empire Magazine

"Made with warmth, humor, and wisdom." - Alissa Wilkinson, Vox

Saturday, March 23, 11:00 a.m. & Sunday, March 24, 11:00 a.m. | Maurice Sendak’s celebrated book Where the Wild Things Are is brought to life by the playful and innovative Spike Jonze (HER, BEING JOHN MALKOVICH). When the rambunctious and sensitive Max runs away from home, he lands on an island where he meets mysterious and strange creatures whose emotions are as wild and unpredictable as their actions. With remarkable voicework by Catherine O'Hara, Forest Whitaker, and James Gandolfini, WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE is a grand and surreal exploration of childhood that will “make your inner child run wild.” (Empire Magazine). Appropriate for ages 9+ 

Awards & Nominations

Winner - Best Performance in a Feature Film (Max Records), Young Artist Award
Nominee - Best Fantasy Film, Best Actress (Catherine Keener), Best Performance by a Younger Actor (Max Records), Best Writing

Kid Flix: The Film Center’s film series curated for families, children, and film fans of all ages! Presenting classic films and audience favorites at 11:00AM with all tickets at $5.

The Film Center is ADA accessible. This presentation will be projected without open captions. The theater is hearing-loop equipped. For accessibility requests, please email filmcenter@saic.edu