The Witches | Roald Dahl at 100


**Additional screening Friday, Dec 9, 7:30pm**

YBCA Screening Room
Thu, Dec 8, 7:30pm
Fri, Dec 9, 7:30pm
See more at

Anjelica Huston’s majestic performance as the Grand High Witch and hilariously grotesque characters by Jim Henson combine to make THE WITCHES a classic Dahl adaptation.
It follows the misadventures of a young boy on a seaside holiday with his sick grandmother, who discovers that the women gathering at their hotel for a convention of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children are in fact a coven of witches. (1990, 91 min, 35mm)


Dec 10: Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory | Roald Dahl at 100
Dec 10: James Bond: You Only Live Twice | Roald Dahl at 100
Dec 11: James and the Giant Peach | Roald Dahl at 100
Dec 15: Fantastic Mr. Fox | Roald Dahl at 100
Dec 17: The BFG | Roald Dahl 100
Dec 18: Matilda | Roald Dahl at 100

Author Roald Dahl was best known for his darkly comic novels for children. Dahl did not trust adults or any form of sentimentality, and never condescended to his young readers. In celebration of the 100th anniversary of his birth, YBCA presents six delightfully malevolent adaptations of his most famous books, plus the weirdest-ever James Bond film, for which he wrote the screenplay.

See more at


See all of our upcoming films at

For more info, call 415.978.2787 or visit

Enjoy FREE same-day gallery admission with all YBCA presented performances & films!


More events in San Francisco