Baby Pictures: The Fabelmans

BBFC RatingBaby Pictures: The Fabelmans

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Certificate12A
Year2022
GenreDrama
DirectorSteven Spielberg
WritersSteven Spielberg, Tony Kushner
LanguageEnglish
CountryUSA
Running Time2HR 31MINS
Extra InfoThis screening is for carers and babies only
SeasonBaby Pictures

Baby Pictures is our regular Friday morning film slot exclusively for carers with little ones aged twelve months and underThis baby loved pictures so much he grew up to make them.

Gabriel LaBelle gives a breakout performance as the teenage Sammy Fabelman, always desperate for a new piece of gear so he can make ever-bigger movies with his friends. Michelle Williams is the heart of the story as Sammy’s encouraging mother, a skilled pianist. She brings life to their household, a fact Mr. Fabelman (Paul Dano), a computer engineer, finds as enchanting as he does discombobulating. Their family is rounded out by his loveable co-worker Benny (Seth Rogen), who becomes an uncle to Sammy and his sisters, always along for the ride with the Fabelmans. This unique combination of parental figures eventually becomes a source of tension with Sammy at the centre, and that seeps into his creative work.

Instead of chasing sharks or running from giant boulders, Spielberg has Sammy navigating the interpersonal landmines of home and school life, in what may be the most emotionally expansive film of his career. Starting with gunslingers and war stories, the way any Boy Scout in the late 1950s might, Sammy/Spielberg shows us not only what sparked Spielberg’s love for cinema, but also how empathy and human relationships have sneaked their way into the work of this master filmmaker.

Content warning: racism, brief moderate violence, drug misuse, infrequent strong language. See the BBFC website for more information.

Baby Pictures 

Baby Pictures is open to carers and little ones of twelve months and under. As everyone in the cinema is a parent or carer, there’s no need to worry if it gets a little noisy. Everyone understands. Customers not accompanying a baby will be turned away.

The lights are turned up a little bit and the sound is a little softer to create a peaceful environment for you and the baby. It’s just for carers (Mum, Dad, Granny, Granda, whoever it is it looking after the tot) and babies. Up to two adults can come with a baby. Please note: we cannot allow babies over the age of 12 months to come to Baby Pictures.  

If you have any questions about Baby Pictures, please get in touch on qftmanager@qub.ac.uk.

Baby Pictures is supported by Film Hub NI.

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