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Watch and discuss family-friendly films.

  • Enjoy new and classic live-action and animated films with your family
  • Discuss films with a MoMA educator
  • Screenings are free and include MoMA admission.
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Family Films

115676

Cut, Fold, Tear: Paper Animation

Saturday, January 17, 2015, 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.
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Traveling Light
1985. USA. Directed and Animated by Jane Aaron. Stop-motion animation of torn paper is used to create the illusion of light traveling through a house. 2 min.

Runaway Bathtub
2005. USA. Directed by Annie Poon. The bathtub becomes an adventure when the tub overflows and two little girls are swept out to sea! They meet fishy friends and sharky foes and even have a rainwater tea party. 3 min.

White Out
2008. USA. Directed by Jeff Scher. In this film, composed of approximately 2,250 watercolor paintings on paper, artist Jeff Scher creates a visual celebration of the magic of snow, with music by Shay Lynch. 3 min.

Papiroflexia
2007. USA. Directed by Joaquín Balwin. The tale of a skillful paper folder who could shape the world with his hands. 3 min.

Impasse
1978. USA. Directed by Caroline and Frank Mouris. Watch as complex designs are created out of thousands of Avery labels. 10 min.

Ludovic—A Crocodile in My Garden
2000. Canada. Directed by Co Hoedeman. This charming tale of a young teddy bear offers a glimpse into the magic of childhood. It is springtime, and Ludovic reigns over his menagerie of paper animals and their jungle home in the garden. 10 min.

This program is for individual families of up to two adults and up to three kids.

Admission is free. Tickets are distributed on the day of the program only, on a first-come, first-served basis.

Tickets will be distributed at the reception desk in The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building, at 4 West 54th Street (near Fifth Avenue), from 10:00–10:30 a.m. and from 11:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Tickets are also distributed at the information desk in the Museum’s main lobby.

Headsets and neck loops for sound amplification can be made available for Family Films programs with at least two weeks' advance notice by calling (212) 408-6347 (voice) or (212) 247-1230 (TTY) or by e-mailing accessprograms@moma.org.

For further information about Family Programs at MoMA, please call (212) 708-9805 or e-mail familyprograms@moma.org.

When

Saturday, January 17, 2015, 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.

Who

Recommended for kids ages five and up and their adult companions

Where
Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building
Fees

Free

No preregistration required

Sound Amplification Available
115661

I Wish!

Saturday, February 21, 2015, 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.
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Whistle for Willie
1965. USA. Directed by Mal Wittman. For Peter, learning to whistle means being able to call his dog, Willie, and being a bit closer to those two magic words: grown up. Based on the book by Ezra Jack Keats. 6 min.

On The Wing
2012. Russia. Directed by Vera Myakisheva. A little hen dreams of learning to fly. 6 min.

Sylvester and the Magic Pebble
1993. USA. Directed by Gene Deitch. On a rainy day, Sylvester finds a magic pebble that can make wishes come true. But when a lion frightens him on his way home, Sylvester makes a wish that brings unexpected results. Based on the book by William Steig. 11 min.

Jungle Beat: I Want to Break Free
2004. Zimbabwe. Directed by Brent Dawes. Tortoise has been lugging his shell around for a long time now—his whole life in fact. After an almighty struggle, Tortoise decides to step out of his shell. When a hungry predator arrives on the scene he realizes, that his shell definitely had its upside. 5 min.

This program is for individual families of up to two adults and up to three kids.

Admission is free. Tickets are distributed on the day of the program only, on a first-come, first-served basis.

Tickets will be distributed at the reception desk in The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building, at 4 West 54th Street (near Fifth Avenue), from 10:00–10:30 a.m. and from 11:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Tickets are also distributed at the information desk in the Museum’s main lobby.

Headsets and neck loops for sound amplification can be made available for Family Films programs with at least two weeks' advance notice by calling (212) 408-6347 (voice) or (212) 247-1230 (TTY) or by e-mailing accessprograms@moma.org.

For further information about Family Programs at MoMA, please call (212) 708-9805 or e-mail familyprograms@moma.org.

When

Saturday, February 21, 2015, 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.

Who

Recommended for kids ages four and up and their adult companions

Where
Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building
Fees

Free

No preregistration required

Sound Amplification Available
115646

What’s the Trouble?

Saturday, March 14, 2015, 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.
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Egghunt
2005. USA. Directed by Paul Yan. The tale of a hungry caveman on a quest to fill his stomach. He discovers a nest full of plump eggs just beyond his reach and must devise a way to get them before he loses them all. With an original score by Yiannis Kranidiotis. 4 min.

Shame and Glasses
2013. Italy. Directed by Alessandro Riconda. Young Mirko can’t see his test paper in front of him, but is afraid to wear his glasses around a girl in class. He’s in for a funny surprise when he learns something about his crush. 7 min.

When the Dust Settles
1998. Canada. Directed by Louise Johnson. The prairie wind is not responsible for the dirt flying in this film; the culprits are neighboring gophers with an un-neighborly appetite for anger and revenge. From the National Film Board of Canada, this film tackles conflict in unusual ways. 8 min.

What Makes Me Happy: Amran’s Film
2005. Ethiopia. Directed by Aida Ashenafi. Amran faces a long journey ahead of her on the beautiful Ethiopian terrain, so when her camel seems to be sick, Amran must seek out the town healer to help them get back home. 13 min.

This program is for individual families of up to two adults and up to three kids.

Admission is free. Tickets are distributed on the day of the program only, on a first-come, first-served basis.

Tickets will be distributed at the reception desk in The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building, at 4 West 54th Street (near Fifth Avenue), from 10:00–10:30 a.m. and from 11:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Tickets are also distributed at the information desk in the Museum’s main lobby.

Headsets and neck loops for sound amplification can be made available for Family Films programs with at least two weeks' advance notice by calling (212) 408-6347 (voice) or (212) 247-1230 (TTY) or by e-mailing accessprograms@moma.org.

For further information about Family Programs at MoMA, please call (212) 708-9805 or e-mail familyprograms@moma.org.

When

Saturday, March 14, 2015, 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.

Where
Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building
Fees

Free

No preregistration required

Sound Amplification Available
115631

Picture This! Books on Film

Saturday, April 11, 2015, 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.
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Frederick
1987. USA. Directed by Giulio Gianini. While other mice are gathering food for the winter, Frederick seems to daydream the summer away. When dreary winter comes, it is Frederick the poet-mouse who warms his friends and cheers them with his words. 5 min.

Sky Color
2012. USA. Directed by Gary Goldberger, John Lechner and Peter H. Reynolds. When Marisol sets out to create a sky for the class mural she discovers the blue missing from her paints. This story celebrates the creative process and what it means to be an artist. 7 min.

Norman the Doorman
1971. USA. Directed by Don Freeman. This is the tale of a mouse who works as a doorman in the basement of an art museum. In addition to his duties as doorman and tour guide, Norman is also an artist. See what happens when he decides to enter his sculpture in a contest at the museum. Based on the book by Don Freeman. 15 min.

This program is for individual families of up to two adults and up to three kids.

Admission is free. Tickets are distributed on the day of the program only, on a first-come, first-served basis.

Tickets will be distributed at the reception desk in The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building, at 4 West 54th Street (near Fifth Avenue), from 10:00–10:30 a.m. and from 11:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Tickets are also distributed at the information desk in the Museum’s main lobby.

Headsets and neck loops for sound amplification can be made available for Family Films programs with at least two weeks' advance notice by calling (212) 408-6347 (voice) or (212) 247-1230 (TTY) or by e-mailing accessprograms@moma.org.

For further information about Family Programs at MoMA, please call (212) 708-9805 or e-mail familyprograms@moma.org.

When

Saturday, April 11, 2015, 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.

Who

Recommended for kids ages four and up and their adult companions

Where
Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building
Fees

Free

No preregistration required

Sound Amplification Available