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Babe (1995)

George Miller is best known for the Mad Max series, but the Australian director also produced and co-wrote Babe, a G-rated sleeper hit from 1995 about benevolent Farmer Hoggett (James Cromwell) and a young pig raised by sheepdogs. Cromwell was so taken with the pigs on set that he quickly became a PETA advocate and environmental activist; his arrest record is quite lengthy. Anyway, Providence Children’s Film Festival presents a 25th anniversary screening of the film, part of an active week of programs coinciding with Presidents’ Day and school vacation week. Other Monday highlights include a Danish hacking adventure and documentary about a Singaporean man called Mr. Toilet. See the full schedule here.

*In 1998 Miller would direct Babe 2: Pig in the City, which honestly belongs with Terminator 2 and the second Godfather movie on any list of all-time great sequels.

February 17 2020


Date: February 17
Time: 10:00 am
Cost: $10
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Gilder Center for the Arts at Wheeler School

228 Angell Street
Providence, RI 02906 United States

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