Modern Kids - Summer Flicks: Selected Short Films

Best of the New York Children's Film Festival: Kid Flix 1, first half (Ages3-8)
  • August 2, 2016 - 11:00am

Films are shown in the auditorium at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Admission is free and open to the public. Seating is limited to the first 250 guests. The age ranges listed are recommendations. Gallery admission is free for film attendees and adult chaperone on the day of the film.

Take a break from the Texas heat 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.

Enjoy a selective slate of the best animated shorts from the 2016 New York International Children's Film Festival as well as the critically acclaimed feature films Nocturna and Mia and the Migoo.

ONE, TWO, TREE
France - dir. Yulia Aronova
Animation, no dialogue, 2015, 7 min.
It's the story of a tree, a tree like any other. One day, it jumps into a pair of boots and goes off for a walk, inviting everyone to follow.

OCTOPUS
Germany - dir. Julia Ocker
Animation, no dialogue, 2015, 3.5 min.
Baking a cake should be much easier with eight arms, but that's only if all arms agree on what cake they're going to make!

ME...JANE
USA - dir. Paul and Sandra Fierlinger
Animation, English, 2014, 9 min.
Jane Goodall is renowned for her work with apes in the jungle, but as Patrick McDonnell's heartwarming tale shows, her curiosity, spirit, and sense of adventure started long ago with a toy chimpanzee named Jubilee.

TINY TUNES - FOOD
UK - dir. Andy Martin
Animation, English, 2015, 1 min.
Our new favorite band performs a pocket-sized poem about our all-time favorite subject: food!

LOOKS
Germany - dir. Susann Hoffmann
Animation, no dialogue, 2014, 3 min.
A gray lynx doesn't quite fit into the colorful world around him and resorts to dark behavior to blend in.

MEMORIES OF THE SEA
Brazil/USA - dir. Thais Drassinower
Live action, English, 2015, 9 min.
Fidel is six years old and has a lot of opinions, but doesn't quite understand the changes happening within his family.