Take a break from the Texas heat and join the Modern and Lone Star Film Society for Modern Kids—Summer Flicks! Share the art of the screen with your children as they watch stories unfold and ideas form in delightful and innovative films. The bonus for seeing these films at the Modern is the opportunity to visit the galleries before or after and experience the wonder of the paintings, sculptures, installations, and videos throughout the museum.
Make a full day of creative activities at the Modern. Beautiful sketchbooks for children of all ages are free at the front desk—the perfect partner to the films in this Summer Flicks Series.
Admission is free and open to the public. Films are shown in the Modern’s auditorium, and seating is limited to the first 250 guests.
The Modern Kid's Summer Flicks Series will begin with an introduction to the wonderful world of animation, detailing the many methods used by animators to create worlds solely from their imagination. Children will gain an understanding of the basics of animation during the Thaumatrope Workshop, where each attendee will create their very own working Thaumatrope. The workshop will be followed by films that highlight contemporary American animators, from stop-motion animation to completely computer-generated worlds. Following the screenings, attendees will receive free access to the galleries and an interactive lesson that will highlight connections between the artwork and the animations.
First Flight (3 min), Punctuwool (4 min), Eyes (1 min), Chow Time (5 min), Puppy Love (2 min), Weather Or Not (2 min), No Noodles (2 min), Runaway (4 min), Song of the Knight (2 min), The Glitched King (3 min), The Monk and The Monkey (5 min) The Ballad of Poisonberry Pete (6 min), Cat’s Meow (2 min), The Dog and the Butcher (2 min)
First Flight: A young kestrel girl, Kia, tests her wings for the first time. Created by Grace Kraft at the Rhode Island School of Design.
Punctuwool: A shepherd in the sky has his hands full with a curious cloud. Created by Jacob Streilein at Cal Arts.
Eyes: A young boy is sure that there is something in the dark… Created by Tom Law at Cal Arts.
Chow Time: A lazy, overweight cat searches for the best way to reach his food, without leaving his bed. Created by Carmen Liang at Calarts
Puppy Love: A young boy tries everything he can think of to impress his first love in this ode to newspaper comics. Created by Hyojin Bae at Calarts.
Weather Or Not: A friendship is created when the weather will just not cooperate. Created by Soyeon Yoo at Calarts.
No Noodles: Small creatures explore and inhabit an even smaller world in this stop motion animation. Created by Tyler Nicolson.
Runaway: A charming story about a misunderstanding between a man named Stanley and his treasured 1950's refrigerator, named Chillie. Set in present day, a sad event sends Chillie into a whirlwind of emotional turmoil, and as a result, he runs away. Created by Huen Sin Yung, Emily Buchanan, and Esther Parobek at the Ringling College of Art and Design.
Song of the Knight: A knight realizes he needs his trusty sword even if he can’t stand the songs it sings. Created by Steven Ray at the Ringling College of Art and Design.
The Glitched King: A spaceman finds himself on a mysterious and dangerous world… Created by Michael Piazza at Cal Arts.
The Monk and The Monkey: A determined young boy, Ragu, is sent by his master on his final quest to become a monk. A seemingly simple task becomes an unexpected challenge for Ragu as he discovers the real value of his quest. Created by Brendan Carroll and Francesco Giroldini at the Ringling College of Art and Design.
The Ballad of Poisonberry Pete - Poisonberry Pete, the baddest pie in the yeast, is in town and he's looking for trouble. With the citizens stricken by fear and the gun toting sheriff itching for a gunfight, can one little tart save the town? Created by Adam Campbell, Uri Lotan, and Elizabeth McMahill at the Ringling College of Art and Design.
Cat’s Meow - A cat tries to get comfortable for his afternoon nap. Created byJorge Garcia at the Ringling College of Art and Design.
The Dog and the Butcher - A butcher's dog can't help but crave the delicious fare at the butcher's shop over his boring dog food. Created by Jonathan Holt at the Ringling College of Art and Design.
1 pm - Introduction to Animation
1:10 pm - Animated Short Films from North America
1:45 pm - Thaumatrope Workshop
2 pm - Interactive Gallery Activity