The Modern Kids - Summer Flicks Series

The Modern Kids - Summer Flicks Series
  • August 15, 2013 - 10:00am

10:30 am – 11 am (Ages 3–7) 
LON PO PO (10 min), LEONARDO, THE TERRIBLE MONSTER (8 min), ALL THE WORLD (8 min, Fott)

Take a break from the Texas heat and join us for The 2013 Modern Kids - Summer Flicks Series! Share the art of the screen with your children through these  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 art as stories unfold and ideas form in paintings, sculptures, installations and videos from the permanent collection.LD (8min)

LON PO PO (10 min, Young)
In this Chinese version of the classic fairy tale, a mother leaves her three children home alone while she goes to visit their grandmother. When the children are visited by a wolf, pretending to be their Po Po, or granny, they let him in the house, but ultimately are not fooled by his deep voice and hairy face. Combining ancient Chinese panel art techniques with a contemporary palette of watercolors and pastels, this powerful story brings lessons about strangers, trust and courage to a new generation.

LEONARDO, THE TERRIBLE MONSTER (8 min, Willems)
Leonardo is terrible at being a monster. He can’t seem to frighten anyone. Then he comes up with a plan to find the perfect nervous little boy and scare the tuna salad out of him. Will his plan succeed, or will he come up with a better idea?

ALL THE WORLD (8 min, Fott)
This story follows a circle of family and friends over the course of a day -- from morning till night. The importance of all things great and small in our world, from the tiniest shell on the beach…to warm family connections…to the widest sunset sky…is affirmed.


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 below are recommendations.Gallery admission is free for film attendees and adult chaperone on the day of the film.

The Modern and the Lone Star Film Society join forces again this summer to offer a special selection of creative films for children ages three and up. 

Make a full day of creative and thoughtful activities at the Modern. Self guided gallery projects, and fun post-screening conversations make the perfect partner to the films in the Summer Flicks Series.