Summer Flicks Series

Modern Kids (Ages 8–12) - Program B
  • August 13, 2014 - 1:00pm

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.

Program B

Day two of the Modern Kids Summer Flicks Series will begin with an opportunity for kids to create with a more advanced animation technique, the flip book! Students will learn about the principles of animation and leave with a creation of their very own. The short films presented will highlight films from Europe, where animation from countries like France, Belgium, Spain and England have created some of the most unique and artistic animations around. 

Big Buck Bunny (10 min), The Artists (3 min), Ozo (8 min), Unimagined Friends (7 min), Me and My Monster (3 min), Fluffy McCloud (3 min), Der präzise Peter (5 min), Mobile (7 min), Tuurngait (7 min)

Big Buck Bunny: The story of a giant rabbit with a heart bigger than himself. When one sunny day three rodents rudely harass him, something snaps and the rabbit ain't no bunny anymore! In the typical cartoon tradition he prepares the nasty rodents a comical revenge.

The Artists: Two rival painters fail to see the bigger picture. Created by Giant Animation Studio.

Ozo: A strange creature, has its egg stolen by NéNé, a slightly insane ostrich. Ozo embarks on a dangerous mission to get it back. Created by Alec Vial, Martin Brunet, Leslie Martin and Matthieu Garcia.

Unimagined Friends: A group of “un-imagined” characters wait for their chance to come to life through the minds of young artists. Directed by Sascha Altschuler at The Animation Workshop.

Me and My Monster: A little girl is terribly afraid of monsters. They are everywhere: in the cellar, out on the street and under her bed. They even look over her shoulder when she does her homework. Directed by Claudia Röthlin. Provided by The Magic Lantern, Switzerland.

Fluffy McCloud: A film about a man's misunderstanding of mixed relationship with Mother Nature. Directed by Conor Finnegan. Provided by The Magic Lantern, Switzerland.

Der präzise Peter: Precise Peter introduces his little son to the subtleties of the family ritual. The fish is ready, the garden is prepared, and the sun is shining as planned. May the great dinner ceremony begin! Directed by Martin Schmidt. Provided by The Magic Lantern, Switzerland.

Mobile: A cow tips the balance of destiny. Directed by Verena Fels. Provided by The Magic Lantern, Switzerland.

Tuurngait: An Inuit child wanders away from his village, fascinated by a wild bird. His father follows his trail, determined to find him before he gets lost on the ice floe... Directed by Paul-Emile Boucher, Rémy Dupont, Benjamin Flouw, Mickaël Riciotti, and Alexandre Toufaili at Supinfocom Arles.


1 pm - Introduction to Practical Animation
1:10 pm - Short Films from Europe
1:40 pm - Flip Book Workshop
2 pm - Interactive Gallery Activity