UCLA Film & Television Archive presents: Don't Panic (1988)

Friday, July 12, 2019
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm, UCLA Hammer Museum - Billy Wilder Theater

See below for additional information.


Advance tickets are available online for $10.

Tickets are also available at the Billy Wilder Theater box office starting one hour before showtime:

$9, general admission

Free to all UCLA students with valid ID

$8, other students, seniors and UCLA Alumni Association members with ID


Film and Television Archive
(310) 206-8013



Additional Information

Don’t Panic (1988)

Directed by Rubén Galindo Jr.

This is the greatest movie you’ve never seen about a 30-year-old teenager who wears dinosaur pajamas while battling a satanic demon named Virgil. Don’t Panic is one of dozens of Mexican horror movies from the late 1980s that transformed familiar American tropes into beautiful abstractions from reality. Using A Nightmare on Elm Street and Saved by the Bell as jumping off points, this movie has an awe-inspiring ignorance of its own flaws. And that only helps to fuel its dinosaur-jammies-and-unibrow-fueled POWER! Deny all forms of human logic and catch a wave on Don’t Panic -- your one-way passport to la muerte de su cerebro.

35mm, color, 90 min.

In person: Joe Ziemba, Sebastian del Castillo, Alicia Coombs and Bret Berg of the American Genre Film Archive; Rebekah McKendry, Robert Galluzzo and Elric Kane of the Shock Waves Podcast

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