Film Screening

Thursday, December 23, 2010
Red and White: Program 1

Part of Red and White

Red and White: Program 1

Date + Time

Thursday, December 23, 2010
7:00 p.m.


Phyllis Wattis Theater


Le ballon rouge (The Red Balloon), Albert Lamorisse, 1957, 34 min., 35mm
Crin Blanc (White Mane), Albert Lamorisse, 1953, 40 min., 35mm

The Red Balloon follows a lonely young boy, played by Lamorisse's son, as he explores Paris with a playful, seemingly sentient balloon. White Mane, set in a devastatingly beautiful Mediterranean landscape, is the story of another boy who befriends a wild horse as it evades the ranchers who would capture it. Modern fables of childhood innocence and freedom, these true family classics are as delightful for kids as they are deeply emotional for adults.

Admission + Ticketing

$5 general; free for SFMOMA members or with museum admission (requires a free ticket, which can be picked up in the Haas Atrium).

Buy tickets

Image: Albert Lamorisse, The Red Balloon (still), 1957; image courtesy of Films Distribution