Modern Kids - Summer Flicks: Selected Short Films

Best of the New York Children's Film Festival: Kid Flix 1, second half (ages 3-8)
  • August 3, 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.

ZOO STORY
Czech Republic - dir. Veronika Zacharová
Animation, no dialogue, 2015, 4 min.
What happens when a little girl who is bored at the zoo suddenly notices a big gorilla?

THAT IS NOT A GOOD IDEA!
USA - dir. Pete List
Animation, English, 2015, 7.5 min.
A devious spin on a classic tale of a hungry fox and plump goose, complete with a chorus of concerned little chicks!

PERFECT HOUSEGUEST
USA - dir. Ru Kuwahata and Max Porter
Animation, no dialogue, 2015, 1.5 min.
A house is visited by a clean, organized, well-mannered guest.

AN OBJECT AT REST
USA - dir. Seth Boyden
Animation, no dialogue, 2015, 5.5 min.
A stone will encounter lots of obstacles over the course of a millennium, but is there any greater disruption than that of human civilization?

THE VISITORS
Australia - dir. Philip Watts
Animation, no dialogue, 2014, 1 min.
A man's home is his castle. But not for long . . .

THE GIRL WHO SPOKE CAT
UK/Poland - dir. Dotty Kultys
Animation, English, 2014, 6 min.
A curious girl wants to add some color into her predictable, organized world where there's a proper way of walking, looking - even eating soup!