FREE Film Screening with Dr. Bernard Welt of the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at George Washington University
Friday May 29th 6:30 - 8:15pm
The 5000 Fingers of Dr. T. – Dr. Seuss’ only live-action film. A colorful, musical, crazy adventure that’s been a cult favorite for decades.
“The work for the Happy Fingers method must go on!”
Bart Collins has a loving mom, an awesome dog, a great pal—the local plumber, Mr August Zabladowski. He’s only got one enemy in the whole world: Dr. Terwilliker, the piano teacher who makes him practice, practice, practice, when he’d rather be outside playing ball. Soon enough, he falls asleep at the keys . . .
Like The Wizard of Oz and Alice in Wonderland, The 5000 Fingers of Dr. T. presents not just a dream but a nightmare—but a nightmare that can also be a fun adventure. Bart learns that, sticking up for himself and using his own imagination, he can meet any threat that the terrible Dr. T. throws at him.
Enjoy Your Nightmare!
After the film, Dr. Bernard Welt of the International Association for the Study of Dreams, will be on hand to discuss children’s nightmares and some common techniques for putting them in their place. Kids are encouraged to share some of their good and bad dreams if they’d like to do so.
The 5000 Fingers of Dr. T. (Roy Rowland, 1953; screenplay and lyrics by Dr. Seuss; music by Frederick Hollander) is presented free as a Special Family Event. Dr. T. is silly and delightful, but it has a few moments that may be scary for young children.
Presented as part of Revolve's Season of Dreams
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