37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

James and the Giant Peach


James, orphaned after a rhinoceros kills his parents, has been sent to live with his two cruel aunts in this 20th anniversary film adaption of Roald Dahl’s acclaimed children’s novel. When a mysterious stranger gives James a bag full of crocodile tongues, their magic mysteriously causes a peach to grow to enormous proportions. When James ventures inside the Giant Peach, he befriends a spider, a ladybug, and a centipede, who help him try to get to New York. Selick uses both live action and stop-motion animation to bring the story to life.

Supported by Charlottesville Newsplex

This is a free, unticketed event. Please arrive fifteen to thirty minutes before the listed start time to find a seat.


Saturday, November 5


12:30 PM


UVA : Culbreth Theatre

Film Info

Director: Henry Selick

Runtime: 79 min.

Year: 1996

Country: UK/USA

Featuring: Paul Terry, Simon Callow, Richard Dreyfuss, Susan Sarandon, Mirian Margolyes, David Thewlis, Joanna Lumley.