This film has been archived. There are no current shows scheduled, this page is for reference.

Belle & Sebastian


Loading film data

Belle & Sebastian

Recommended for ages 9 and up

Content advisory: Some action peril, alcohol use, characters shooting a gun, and threatening animals.

Read Common Sense Media’s review to learn more about whether this film is right for your kid.

Based on the acclaimed children’s novel by Cécile Aubry, Belle & Sebastian follows the courageous adventures of a young boy and his giant sheepdog amidst the stunning backdrop of the snow-covered Alps. In WWII-occupied France, on the border of Switzerland, six-year-old Sebastian tames the enormous, yet gentle mountain dog Belle, who, despite the fears of the local villagers, becomes his best friend and protector. When the Nazis arrive and begin rooting out resistance members and Jewish refugees, Belle and Sebastian prove their loyalty to the village and each other when they undertake a treacherous journey to help the cause.

JBFC Kids Activities (Jan. 21 only)

  1. Make your own 3D dog! Create a paper sculpture of Belle the dog and transport her to the Swiss Alps with our photo booth.

Tickets: $8 (members), $13 (nonmembers), $7.50 (children age 13 and under)

Email Sign Up

Get updates about films, events, and classes.
You'll receive our FREE 2017 JBFC Film List when you sign up!