“[It’s] a comedy of animal manners that is much funnier and much cannier than any recent movie about human relationships: a lovely, stubbornly idiosyncratic fable of aspiration and survival.” — Terrence Rafferty, New Yorker
After being separated from his family, a young pig befriends his fellow farm animals and learns to be a useful member of the farm by herding sheep, all in an effort to save himself from ending up on someone’s dinner plate. Named Best Film of the Year by the National Society of Film Critics and nominated for seven Academy Awards, Babe is the rare family-friendly feature with a heart as big as its special effects budget.
35mm print courtesy of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts Moving Image Archive.
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