Pippi in the South Seas

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Date(s) - May 29
5:30 pm

Bob Baker Marionette Theater



The Cinefamily presents Pippi Longstockings in Pippi in the South Seas this weekend May 27-29! Hosted by DJ Lance Rock of Yo Gabba Gabba! With marionette opening act, plus pizza from the Los Angels Pizza Company…and ice cream!

She’s been hiding for years, but she hasn’t forgotten about you. Once an inspiration to adventurous kids across the globe, and once a staple of local weekend television (KTLA Channel 5, you old devil), Pippi Longstocking was the redhead on the move. She lived at Villa Villekulla with her horse and monkey–but she was a citizen of the world, deftly guiding the hands of her neighbors Tommy and Annika through the shining prism of a fearless childhood. Spun from the brilliant mind of author Astrid Lindgren and immortalized onscreen by the eternally cute Inger Nilsson, Pippi continues to bring a kaleidoscope of joy to our collective heart, no matter what ages we might be. Once she’s with you, she’s with you always–and this ultra-rare 16mm presentation of Pippi in the South Seas (1970) gives Los Angeles a chance to relive the magic of this heart-soaring, nonconformist creation.

Dir. Olle Hellbom, 1970, 16mm, 86 min.