Few directors have reached the upper tier that houses the likes of Steven Spielberg, and The Fabelmans gives viewers a glimpse into the making of the great filmmaker. Spielberg’s origin story springs from the page of a screenplay co-written by the director and Tony Kushner, the playwright of Angels in America and a frequent collaborator with Spielberg. Indeed, The Fabelmans is inspired by Spielberg’s own childhood and a secret he’s kept since he was a teenager, and his critical acclaim bodes well for his chances this awards season.
Fans and followers of Steven Spielberg, Michelle Williams and/or Paul Dano may be wondering how to view The Fabelmans. We have answered all of your questions below.
When is The Fabelmans coming out?
The Fabelmans premiered in select theaters on Friday, November 11, 2022 and opens on Wednesday, November 23.
Is The Fabelmans streaming?
Currently, The Fabelmans is not streaming and is only available in theaters. Spielberg is a big proponent of exclusive theater windows, so expect this one to stay in theaters for quite some time. However, with Universal Pictures releasing the film, the film will likely start streaming on Peacock sometime in the next few months — or maybe as early as 30 days.
What is The Fabelmans about?
Sammy Fabelman (Mateo Zoryon Francis-DeFord) falls in love with movies after seeing his first feature film The Greatest Show on Earth in 1952. His mother (Michele Williams) encourages his artistic inclination to perfect his own filmmaking, which he constantly pursues. His strictly logical and scientific father (Paul Dano) doesn’t fully understand Sammy’s love of cinema and intends to confine it to “a hobby”. Dad’s job moves Sammy around twice, and when his family settles in Northern California, Sammy faces anti-Semitism.
Who is in the “Fabelmans” cast?
Mateo Zoryon Francis-DeFord portrays young Sammy Fabelman (inspired by Spielberg himself). Gabriel LaBelle stars as the teen and young adult versions of the film’s main character. Michelle Williams plays Sammy’s mother, Mitzi Fabelman, and Paul Dano plays his father, Burt. Judd Hirsch plays Uncle Boris, Sammy’s grandmother’s brother. Seth Rogen stars as Bennie, Burt’s friend and colleague.
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What other Steven Spielberg movies are streaming?
You can now stream some of Spielberg’s other films here.
- Raiders of the Lost Ark – Paramount+
- Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
- Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade – Paramount+
- Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull – Paramount+
- Saving Private Ryan – Paramount+
- Catch me if you can – Paramount+
- War of the Worlds – Paramount+
- AI Artificial Intelligence – Paramount+
- Minority Report – Paramount+ and Prime Video
- Jurassic Park-HBO Max
- West Side Story – HBO Max and Disney+
- The Lost World: Jurassic Park – HBO Max
- The Adventures of Tintin – HBO Max
- War Horse – Prime Video
- The Color Purple – Netflix and HBO Max