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Outdoor Movies at the Skirball: Where the Wild Things Are (2009)

Public Programs | Film

Still from the movie Where the Wild Things Are showing Max and a monster Carol walking across a sand desert under a bright blue sky.

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Celebrate Sendak's most well-known story under the stars!

Date and Time

Friday, June 28, 8:30 pm

Doors at 6:00 pm

Details and Pricing


  • $20 General
  • $15 Members
  • $15 Seniors/Students/Teens/Kids

Includes Museum admission!

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About the Program

Celebrate Sendak's most well-known story under the stars! Embark on an extraordinary adventure to a world of friendly monsters with Spike Jonze's Where the Wild Things Are, which brings Maurice Sendak's timeless tale to life like never before!

Directed by Spike Jonze (2009, 101 min., Rated PG)

Arrive early to view the exhibitions! Where the Wild Things Are is the perfect complement to the exhibition Wild Things Are Happening: The Art of Maurice Sendakwhich features over 150 artifacts from Maurice Sendak's sixty-year career. And don't miss Frank Stella: Had Gadya, The American Library, Common Ground, and Visions and Values while you're here.

"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." —Empire magazine

Watch the Trailer

Where the Wild Things Are Official Trailer #1 - (2009) HD

Watch the trailer for Where the Wild Things Are

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