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.
10:30–11 am (Ages 3-7)
See a selection of animated films that celebrate much loved storybook classics. After the films, attendees will receive a workbook that will grant them free access to the Modern's galleries and give them the opportunity to participate in an interactive daily activity.
The Duckling Gets A Cookie!? (7 min), Each Kindness (8 min), Exclamation Mark (6 min), Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type (10 min)
The Duckling Gets A Cookie!?: In the fifth picture book in the New York Times best-selling ` series by Mo Willems, Duckling asks for a cookie ---and gets one! Do you think Pigeon is happy about that? Narrated by Mo and Trixie Willems with music by Scotty Huff. Directed by Pete List.
Each Kindness: Chloe and her friends won't play with the new girl, Maya. Every time Maya tries to join Chloe and her friends, they reject her. Eventually Maya stops coming to school. When Chloe's teacher gives a lesson about how even small acts of kindness can change the world, Chloe is stung by the lost opportunity for friendship, and thinks about how much better it could have been if she'd shown a little kindness toward Maya.
Exclamation Mark: From the bestselling creators of Duck! Rabbit!, an exciting tale of self-discovery! He stood out here. He stood out there. He tried everything to be more like them. It's not easy being seen. Especially when you're NOT like everyone else. Especially when what sets you apart is YOU. Sometimes we squish ourselves to fit in. We shrink. Twist. Bend. Until— ! —a friend shows the way to endless possibilities.
Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type: A bunch of literate cows go on strike after Farmer Brown refuses to give in to their demands of electric blankets when the barn gets too cold. "Cows that type. Hens on strike!" How will Farmer Brown resolve his problems? Children will want to watch this hilarious barnyard romp over and over.